(Tony Sifert, Headline USA) President Joe Biden has gone all-in on the Leftist conspiracy theory that Buffalo shooter Payton Gendron is a MAGA-supporting white supremacist, according to the Associated Press.
Biden “urged unity” in a Sunday address at the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service, the AP said, even as he claimed — without evidence — that the massacre was “a racially motivated act of white supremacy and violent extremism.”
“We’re still gathering the facts, but already the Justice Department has stated publicly that it is investigating the matter as a hate crime, a racially motivated act of white supremacy and violent extremism,” Biden said.
“We must all work together to address the hate that remains a stain on the soul of America,” the president continued.
After the White House announced that Biden would visit Buffalo on Tuesday, several commentators wondered why he never visited Waukesha, where Darrell E. Brooks — a black man — plowed into a parade and killed six people with his SUV.
JUST IN: President Biden will visit Buffalo on Tuesday. There’s no word yet on when he will visit Waukesha, WI or Orange County, CA or Brooklyn, NY.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) May 15, 2022
Biden’s Republican sidekick, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., followed the president’s lead.
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
“The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism,” Cheney wrote on Twitter. “History has taught us that what begins with words ends in far worse.”
Gendron’s relatives, however, have blamed the 18-year-old’s extreme pandemic paranoia.
“I blame it on COVID,” one relative told the New York Post.
“He was very paranoid about getting COVID, extremely paranoid, to the point that — his friends were saying — he would wear the hazmat suit [to school].”
Another relative pointed to the wealth and education of the shooter’s parents.
“I don’t understand the racist thing, because my family is the farthest thing from racist,” they said. “I’ve never heard a racist comment from him, from his parents.”
An analysis of Gedron’s alleged “manifesto” by Samantha Chang of the Western Journal revealed several statements that proved he was not a conservative of any kind.
Chang described Gedron as a “self-proclaimed atheist who denounced conservatism.”