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They tried to get Trump to care about right-wing terrorism. He ignored them. They now endorse Biden. (1 Viewer)

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They tried to get Trump to care about right-wing terrorism. He ignored them. - POLITICO

Two top DHS political appointees tried to get the WH to do more on right-wing terrorism.

Both gave up on the Trump administration and have now endorsed Biden.

Senior DHS officials said they dealt with two constants from the White House: constant pressure to deliver on immigration, and constant chaos.

“When you are spending all of your energy preventing him from doing something illegal, you can’t then also run your State Department or your Defense Department or your DHS,” Neumann said, highlighting the challenges Trump presented to Cabinet secretaries. “So you’re heavily relying on the people underneath you: ‘Try to do your jobs as well as possible while we protect you from the chaos.’ But everyone in the system is experiencing the same thing.”


Taylor said the White House wasn’t initially all that interested in DHS’s efforts to turn the old office into a new one focused on terrorism and targeted violence.

“We were pushing the White House: ‘Make this a priority, talk about this, fight for money on Capitol Hill for this,’” he said. “It was on deaf ears. You could not have seen a White House less interested in this.”

Neumann said she wished DHS and the White House had both moved faster. There were National Security Council staff who wanted to strengthen the administration’s response to the growing threat, she said. But the dizzying cycle of leadership changes in the upper echelons of Trump’s national security team didn’t make it easy.

“There was no NSC structure that was systematically working on issues like that,” she said. “It’s not to say that they weren’t doing things; it’s just that when you have chaos all around you, it’s really hard to do process stuff.”

On Aug. 3, 2019, a gunman killed 23 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. He told investigators that he liked the Christchurch killer’s manifesto, according to The Wall Street Journal, and posted a manifesto of his own saying he wanted to kill as many Hispanics as he could.

On Aug. 4, a gunman killed nine people at a bar in Dayton, Ohio. Earlier this month, per CNN, the FBI said its investigation into the killer’s motives is ongoing.

After the weekend of massacres, White House officials became more interested in Neumann’s project. Officials told her they could point to her work to show they took the problem seriously. She briefed multiple officials on domestic terrorism issues and what the government could do to prevent attacks. One challenge was particularly thorny, however: The officials, who Neumann declined to name, didn’t want to use the term “domestic terrorism.”

“They very clearly were looking at it through the lens of, ‘We have a violence problem,’” Neumann recalled. “And they did not want to talk about the ideological threat.”

There is a lot more in the article, but it's pretty discouraging how little concern the WH pays to right-wing extremism.
 
They tried to get Trump to care about right-wing terrorism. He ignored them. - POLITICO

Two top DHS political appointees tried to get the WH to do more on right-wing terrorism.

Both gave up on the Trump administration and have now endorsed Biden.






There is a lot more in the article, but it's pretty discouraging how little concern the WH pays to right-wing extremism.

Perhaps these two guys can get a Dem...any Dem...to care about the current riots in our cities.
 
Right wing terrorism? What's that?

You mean that one abortion doctor killer in the 80s? How does that compare to the daily mayhem, violence and murder by the woke left?

I guess the main difference is that when right wingers do violence, on that rare occasion, it's on the offensive against those they perceive as a threat, whereas lefties attack and terrorize their own cities, businesses and their own supporters.

When religious fanatics come out to play again in a few decades after being ignored, I'll be on the anti-right-wing violence bandwagon, but these days right wing violence is a drop in the left wing violence ocean.
 

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