During a speech Monday remembering the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre., President Biden made the claim that “terrorism from white supremacy is the most lethal threat to the homeland today, not ISIS, not Al Qaeda.”
Biden said “Jessie, I think I mentioned this to you. I thought after you guys pushed through with Dr. King the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act, I thought we moved. What I didn’t realize–I thought we had made enormous progress and I was so proud to be a little part of it. But you know what, Rev? I didn’t realize hate is never defeated. It only hides. It hides.”
“And given a little bit of oxygen, just a little bit of oxygen by its leaders, it comes out of there from under the rock like it was happening again because it never went away,” he continued.
“And so, folks, we can’t, we must not give hate a safe harbor. As I said in my address to the joint session of Congress, according to the intelligence community, terrorism from white supremacy is the most lethal threat to the homeland today, not ISIS, not Al Qaeda, white supremacists,” he added.