Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Schumer said, “It’s sickening, sickening to see that two weeks after the shooting in Buffalo, Republicans as prominent as Donald Trump and Tucker Carlson spoke at the same event as one of Europe’s most prominent white nationalists and authoritarians.”
“It’s scary. It’s a strange shift for one of America’s two parties and should send a chill down the spine of every American,” he added.
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer calls out Fox News host Tucker Carlson for speaking alongside Hungarian leader Viktor Orbán, "one of Europes most prominent white nationalists and authoritarians," at CPAC. pic.twitter.com/JIMswhtgOS
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Trump delivered a virtual address at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Hungary over the weekend.
Carlson also delivered a speech.
Another speaker at the event is an anti-semite and someone who has used racial epithets while talking about Black people.
But some conservatives have looked to Orban’s implementation of conservative policies as a model they would like to copy. The organizers of CPAC described Hungary under Orban as “one of the engines of Conservative resistance to the woke revolution.”
Earlier this month, a gunman opened fire in a Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York.
The shooting left 10 people dead, and 13 injured, and law enforcement officials say it was racially motivated.
Eleven of the 13 people shot were Black.
The 18-year-old suspect in the shooting allegedly posted a 180-page document that contained racist language.
According to The Washington Post, the suspect “fixated on the idea that White people are being intentionally replaced.”
“That idea, once relegated to the fringe, has gained currency on popular right-wing television programs and in the halls of Congress,” it explained.
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