Biden calls Buffalo mass shooting act of ‘domestic terrorism’

Just days after 10 people were killed and three others wounded in a mass shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., President Biden visited the city and called the massacre an act of domestic terrorism. Biden condemned the hate and racism of the people who spread the lie known as the “great replacement theory,” which authorities say motivated the attack.

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JOE BIDEN: What happened here is simple and straightforward terrorism. Terrorism. Domestic terrorism. Violence inflicted in the service of hate and the vicious thirst for power that defines one group of people being inherently inferior to any other group.

A hate that, through the media, and politics, the internet, has radicalized angry, alienated, lost, and isolated individuals into falsely believing that they will be replaced. That's the word, replaced, by the other. By people who don't look like them and who are, therefore, in a perverse ideology that they possess and being fed, lesser beings.

I and all of you reject the lie. I call on all Americans to reject the lie. And I condemn those who spread the lie for power, political gain, and for profit.


That's what it is.