Biden: White Supremacists Are Not Demented, They’re Dangerous People

‘I got involved in politics to begin with because of civil rights and opposition to white supremacists’


BIDEN: "It’s complex, it’s wide-ranging, and it’s real. You may — I got involved in politics, to begin with, because of civil rights and opposition to white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, and the most dangerous people in America continue to exist. That is the greatest threat to America, domestic terror. So I would make sure that my Justice Department and the Civil Rights Division is focused heavily on those very folks, and I would make sure that we, in fact, focus on how to deal with the rise of white supremacy. And you see what’s happening, the studies that are beginning to be done, maybe at your university as well, about the impact of former military, former police officers on the growth of white supremacy in some of these groups. You may remember in one of my debates with the former president, I asked him to condemn the Proud Boys, he wouldn’t do it. He said, 'Stand by, stand ready' or whatever the phrase exactly was. It is a bane on our existence. It has always been. As Lincoln said, we have to appeal to our better angels, and these guys are not, and women, are, in fact, demented. They are dangerous people."

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