/Reeves condemns white supremacy, but not Trump for refusing to do same

Reeves condemns white supremacy, but not Trump for refusing to do same

Reeves replied Wednesday to a reporter’s question, “I condemn white nationist groups.” He said that he didn’t “interpret Trump” as saying that he refused to condemn white supremacy in Tuesday’s heated debate with Joe Biden. Chris Wallace, debate moderator, asked Trump and Biden whether they condemned white supremacist organizations on Tuesday night. The president replied, “Proud boys, stand back, and stand by.” But I will tell you what, somebody has to do something against antifa. The Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled the Proud Boys a hate group and they have been accused of multiple violent acts during Black Lives Matter protests. FBI Director Chris Wray has recently called antifa a movement rather than an organized group. Antifa members are often blamed for violent acts at demonstrations across the country and often get into conflict with white supremacist groups such as the Proud Boys. Biden, during the debate, condemned all violence at the protests. Reeves said Tuesday that Trump had recently called the KKK as well as antifa terrorist organizations. Reeves stated that he supported Trump’s efforts to do so. Reeves condemned “white nationalist” groups, but he declined to answer the question during the news conference if he would vote to repeal an 1890s provision in the state Constitution. This was to ensure that African Americans, who were then the majority in the state, weren’t elected to statewide office. After a lawsuit, a federal judge indicated that the Legislature would place a proposal to repeal the measure on the Nov. 3. ballot. A candidate for state office must win both the majority of the popular vote as well as the majority of votes in the 122 state House district. Candidates who do not meet the thresholds will be re-elected by the state House, which is composed of the top two vote-getters. Reeves stated that he would announce his positions on different ballot measures over the next few days, but he reiterated that he supports Trump. Cindy Hyde Smith, an incumbent Republican Senator, issued a statement praising Trump’s performance in the debate, but was silent on his refusal to condemn white racism. Hyde-Smith stated that Tuesday’s debate was a “clear demonstration” of why Americans who want to preserve America great should vote on Nov. 3. Trump has created better-paying jobs in our communities, strengthened our families and kept our country safe. He will continue to do this as our commander-in chief for the next four year. He is the leader that will take us back to pre-pandemic growth,” Hyde-Smith said. “In stark contrast to Joe Biden, Joe has moved too far left for most Democrats to be happy with, opening up the door for Socialist ideas including Medicare for All and the Green New Deal. Biden stated Tuesday night that he does not support Medicare for everyone or the Green New Deal. In the Nov. 3 election, Hyde-Smith will face Democrat Mike Espy.