Elizabeth Warren: 'White Nationalism' Poses Same Threat as ISIS
2020 presidential contender uses New Zealand shooting to aid campaign
2020 presidential contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has compared 'white nationalism' to ISIS and Al-Qaeda in the wake of the New Zealand which left 50 people dead.
“It’s going to take acknowledging what a terrible problem white nationalism is and how it is a threat to the safety and security of the United States,” Warren said Sunday.
“In the same way that ISIS and Al-Qaeda terrorism pose a threat to the U.S., so does the rise of white nationalism.”
But Warren isn't without her controversies.
Just three and a half months into her presidential campaign she's already facing hard questions about fundraising and electability.
And there is the lingering skepticism about her claim to Native American identity.
“This is the race I want to run,” Warren insisted in an interview with The Associated Press.
Last December, Warren accused Trump of promoting 'white nationalism' and supporting “domestic right-wing terrorism" when she spoke at American University Washington College of Law.
The 2020 hopeful claimed Trump’s election poses a menace to democracy.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren campaigns in Memphis, TN: "In the same way that ISIS and Al Qaeda terrorism pose a threat to the US so does the rise of white nationalism." pic.twitter.com/OZGdRNuCvO— The Hill (@thehill) March 18, 2019
“He cozies up to white nationalists,” Warren said on Thursday.
“He undermines the free press and incites violence against journalists.”
“The 2016 election provided a stark reminder that we must remain vigilant and fight for our democracy every single day,” Warren said.
In February she was heckled by an audience member at the beginning of her Presidential campaign calling her out on her past false claims of Native American ancestry.
Warren began addressing the crowd in Gwinnett County, before a man shouted, "Why did you lie?"
"We'll get to lots of policy, I promise. OK?" Warren said, adding, "Be easy. Be easy."
Warren, clearly disturbed, attempted to move away from the subject as the protester was escorted out of the Central Gwinnett High School gymnasium.