Nebraska State Senator Calls Out Fellow Republicans for Enabling White Supremacy



In the wake of the carnage in El Paso and the killer's racist manifesto, Nebraska state legislator John McCollister admitted yesterday that white nationalism has taken root in the Republican Party and is encouraged by President Donald Trump.


Senator John McCollister via Twitter: "The Republican Party is enabling white supremacy in our country. As a lifelong Republican, it pains me to say this, but it’s the truth."

He argues that while most Republicans are not white supremacists or racists that, "the Republican Party is COMPLICIT to obvious racist and immoral activity inside our party."


And he savages President Trump for his hateful and racist rhetoric.


McCollister via Twitter: "We have a Republican president who continually stokes racist fears in his base.  He calls certain countries “sh*tholes,” tells women of color to “go back” to where they came from and lies more than he tells the truth."

Senator McCollister also called out Trump's Republican enablers in Washington for their silence saying, "We have Republican senators and representatives who look the other way and say nothing for fear that it will negatively affect their elections."


McCollister says he spoke up because, "When the history books are written, I refuse to be someone who said nothing." And he reminds his fellow Republicans that it's time to take a stand as President Abraham Lincoln did in his time.


In light of El Paso, will Republicans in Washington join Senator McCollister today and take a stand by publicly rejecting Trump's hateful rants, racism and xenophobia? Unlikely. What is much more likely is that McCollister will face immense pressure from his party to withdraw his comments.


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