President Biden called pro-Trump white supremacists “dangerous people,” hours after former President Donald Trump declared that his conservative movement has just begun.
Asked during a CNN town hall how he planned to “address this complex and wide-ranging problem” of people who engage in and “embrace white supremacy,” Biden called those espousing these ideas “demented” and “dangerous,” saying that dealing with them would be a focus for his administration.
“I would make sure that my Justice Department and the Civil Rights Division is focused heavily on those very folks, and I would make sure that we, in fact, focus on how to deal with the rise of white supremacy,” Biden said in Milwaukee.
On Saturday, after voting to acquit Trump on an impeachment charge of incitement of insurrection, McConnell called the former president “practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day.”
Biden said he would not direct his Justice Department to investigate Trump, however.