U.S. Presidential Candidate Cory Booker Proposes Office to Fight White Supremacy

U.S. Senator Cory Booker on Thursday said he would create a White House office to combat white supremacy and hate crimes if elected, becoming the latest Democratic presidential candidate to call for action after a racially motivated massacre in Texas.

Booker said he would also require the FBI and the Justice Department to allocate the same level of resources and attention to white supremacist-inspired violence as they devote to international terrorism.

The New Jersey senator announced his plan less than two weeks after a gunman in El Paso, Texas, killed 22 people inside a Walmart after posting an anti-immigrant screed online that echoed some of President Donald Trump’s heated rhetoric. The attack was among three mass shootings in the span of a week that killed 34 people in all.

The incidents have roiled the presidential race, with Democrats accusing Trump, a Republican, of fomenting hatred while failing to embrace common-sense gun restrictions. Several candidates, including Senator Kamala Harris on Wednesday, have released plans to fight gun violence and white supremacy in the days since the El Paso massacre.

Trump, who has said he is not a racist, has expressed support in the wake of the shooting for “red flag” laws that limit access to guns for dangerous people and a potential expansion of background checks for gun purchases. He has not endorsed any specific legislation.

Last week, at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, where a white supremacist gunned down nine people in 2015, Booker criticized Trump’s language while linking the El Paso shooting to the United States’ long history of racism.

“To say this is to speak the truth plainly, because with the truth there can be no reconciliation,” said Booker, who is African-American.

The proposal builds upon Booker’s sweeping anti-gun violence plan that would, among other things, establish a national licensing program for gun ownership.

Booker’s campaign likened his proposed White House Office on Hate Crimes and White Supremacist Violence to other agencies that presidents have convened to coordinate responses to major domestic crises, such as the White House Office of AIDS Policy.

Under his proposal, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies would be required to conduct assessments of white supremacist threats and improve reporting of hate crimes. Booker would also create an advisory group of leaders from communities hurt by hate crimes to advise his administration.

(Reporting by Joseph Ax; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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  1. This is an excellent idea.
    Their office, could be right next to the Anti-Antifa office.
    Then, The anti BLM office, due to their violence as well.
    Hate is hate, regardless of who is spewing it.
    Violence is violence, regardless of who or for what reason it is done.

  2. Wow but not the mention of Ohio where the gun man loved Warren and sanders and shot those people for their words

  3. Better yet, how about a department,ent of fighting black idiocy!?

  4. Booker is another one who should join O’Rourke and leave politics altogether…he can think of it as another “Spartacus” moment.

    1. Both Booker and O’Rourke grew up in wealthy families and have a privileged lifestyle. They both are out of touch with ordinary Americans, as are all of the rest of the Democrats running for President.

  5. I’d like Booker, should he win (BWHAHA!), to abolish the use of the “N-word” which is soooo hateful that only blacks can use it. I’d also like him to explain that this is NOT a black privilege.

  6. Yeah, that’s not divisive. What would this department do? Sit around like the Maytag repairman?

  7. What about all the blacks and others that kill the cops, will there be a special white house office for that, I dare say NO

  8. Imagine a white President suggesting an agency to fight black {anything}. Cory Booker is clearly the racist here.

  9. So black supremacy and racism just isn’t happening Cory or it’s just not an issue for you? This is why Democrats will lose well one of the many reasons why they’ll lose in 2020 and possibly big time when the next Congressional election rolls around. I can’t in good conscience vote for a Democrat ever again unless I see drastic clear change in their party.

    1. Join the discussion…I stopped voting for demonrats in the late 70″s.

  10. How small-minded Booker is. He should have offices to combat xxxxx-supremacy, including one for the Left, which thinks it’s poops rainbows and unicorns, and the elite, like Congress.

    Why not appoint a Supreme office of Supremacy Cory?

  11. Want to see racism? Be white or Hispanic and take a walk thru any black controlled neighborhood in the country.

    1. True. You might as well have said “be non-black” as that’s how it works for all. They even eyeball themselves.

  12. Elet me president and I’ll create an office against racial stupidity.

    1. Lol, we really need one for general stupidity. Just lump them all together. Want a laugh? The Black Panthers, BLM, and the KKK all support the democratic party.

  13. Such a load of left-wing BS, keep pushing the racial thing you Obama loving disciples and see where this ends up.

  14. Supremacy can be based on any number of things, one of which is accomplishment within the context of societal goals. Another form of supremacy in a democracy is just sheer weight of numbers. You get more votes you win. How you get them is another matter. I have never met a white supremacist but I am told the very small number of them can be form in the far corners of the dark net. I have met a lot of white nationalists. Ever morning I stare at one in the mirror. I happen to be white and I believe in the fundaments of this country, its flawed but, by and large, successful history and its great experiment: that men and women can breath free tempered by the rule of law, justly enacted and justly applied.

    So, Corey, take it from someone who was actually born in Newark, if you want to rid this country of white nationalism you better find a way to either kill or imprison about 50 million whites because they will not go gently into that good night without a ferocious fight.

  15. Booker is a s big of a racist as Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Eric Holder. Explain to me what white privileges do I have? Is white privilege considered working an average 50 hours per week, paying high taxes to the Democrats so they can squander it on welfare programs for the lazy bastards who do nothing but lie around and breed so the can collect more money and benefits, while their illegitimate hoodlums are running around shooting at each other with guns they stole? Cory Booker can kiss my ass!

  16. Only an office of white supremacy? It’s government, it’ll be a department of White Supremacy, with a senate approve department head and it’s own enforcement arm.

    1. To be fair there needs to be an office for each race; office of Jewish Supremacy, office of Latino Supremacy, office of Undocumented Supremacy, office of Afro-American Supremacy, office of Asian Supremacy, office of Italian Supremacy, the list goes on…otherwise, those darn whites will once again get special treatment. (Sarcasm)

  17. Cory Booker totally ignores the fact that a large percentage of gun violence in this country involves black people shooting each other. “White supremacy” is another myth created by the Left to avoid having to discuss the real problems in this country–most of which are centered around Democrat-controlled urban areas. Are Detroit, Memphis, Baltimore, St. Louis, and southside Chicago hotbeds of “White supremacy?” Hardly. Booker needs to concentrate on the crime in his own jurisdiction, for that matter, and stop preaching about a non-existent issue.

  18. This guy is a raciest IDIOT. All white people are not members or believe in white Supremacy groups. Also there are a lot of black people in groups that hate and want to kill white people. So I guess these are Black Supremacist!

  19. Good Lord. It’s a good thing only whites can be racists, isn’t it?

  20. There is no White Supremacy. Why can’t they get that through their thick sculls. There is only one supremacy in the human race and it is the Leftists/Radicals/Communist/Democrats.
    Actually the only one who is, was, and will always be Supreme, is God in the form of Jesus Christ and The holy Spirit.

    1. and dedicated to pushing a group down instead of raising others up. The old Democommie “crab bucket” principle.

  21. Booker and Kamala Harris are anti-white black radical racists. They hate whites because it serves their political purpose. Yet, they don’t mind taking the big cash windfalls from the rich white donors; and in Booker’s case, he didn’t mind taking large cash extortion payoffs while he was Mayor of Newark, N.J. Booker was under investigation by the FBI for this extortion and corruption of millions in missing money when he resigned as Mayor of Newark, and ran for U.S. Senate. Once he became U.S. Senator, the whole FBI investigation went away. How convenient!

  22. Cory Booger must be a member of the Klan—-he’s an obvious racist. What BS!
    Disgusting pathetic little man with Pelosi for brains!

  23. Do you think he meant to say, “withOUT the truth there can be no reconciliation”?

    Or do you think he meant that he is so unfamiliar with truth that he can never find harmony with it?

  24. Booker just like Harris, Cortez and Omar are the racists. Hate crimes come in all colors and stupidity. Just like obama they are playing the race card. Left up to them thiscwill become parts of Africa where blacks are committing genocide of other black Africans and slaughter of whites. .. Have to keep Trump in office. Maybe dems will finally get smart and quit playing poor pitiful me. Not everything in life is good. Get over it.

  25. I could handle these comments by Sparticus except why didn’t he also include BLM and Antifa in with this grouping.

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