(TheRedAlertNews.com) – U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) has turned to blame GOP leaders for contributing to hate in the U.S., following the mass shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., where the suspect is believed to have had racial motives as he was believed to be a white nationalist.
The shooting in Buffalo resulted in 10 black people losing their lives and three people being injured by Payton Gendron, who allegedly was responsible for the shooting.
Cheney tweeted, “The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism. History has taught us that what begins with words ends in far worse.” She added, “@GOP leaders must renounce and reject these views and those who hold them.”
Cheney did not specifically target anyone with her comment, nor did she point at any specific actions or statements.
House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) was described by The Washington Post as “echoing the racist ‘great replacement theory'” that Gendron was said to reference in his writings before the shooting. U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) also said Stefanik promoted the theory.
Stefanik replied to the accusations with a statement issued by her team. “Any implication or attempt to blame the heinous shooting in Buffalo on the Congresswoman is a new disgusting low for the Left, their Never Trump allies, and the sycophant stenographers in the media,” the statement read. “The shooting was an act of evil, and the criminal should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Despite sickening and false reporting, Congresswoman Stefanik has never advocated for any racist position or made a racist statement.”
The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism. History has taught us that what begins with words ends in far worse. @GOP leaders must renounce and reject these views and those who hold them.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) May 16, 2022