Over the weekend, the Proud Boys held an event in Portland, Oregon. Like with most far right events, Antifa came in force to demonstrate against the Proud Boys. The event did have some incidents of violence, though not as bad as in previous marches. According to Portland Police, around 13 demonstrators were arrested.
The rise of white supremacy has become a common topic for the numerous candidates for the 2020 Democratic nomination. Today, while speaking in Atlanta, Bernie Sanders vowed to combat white supremacy and racism head on if he was to win the nomination.
Sanders made the comments while speaking at a Young Leaders Conference. He told the attendees, “My father’s whole family was wiped out by Hitler and his white nationalism. Too many people have fought over the years, too many people have died against racism to let it resurface and flourish in America.”
Following that intro, the Vermont senator promised, “We will go to war against white nationalism and racism in every aspect of our lives.”
Then Sanders said, that if he was President, he would use all the tools at his disposal. He continued, “And when we combat white nationalism and when we combat racism, we are gonna use all the laws in our power, including executive orders in every area to make certain that we end the discrimination which now exists in heatlh care, where black women are dying three times the rate of white women when they give birth.”
The candidate shared his words in a video posted to his Twitter feed:
We will go to war with White Nationalism. pic.twitter.com/HVtDI0eweQ
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) August 17, 2019