Democratic lawmakers in the US House of Representatives are calling for a hearing on hate crimes in the United States amid an uptick in violence in the backdrop of a decisive rhetoric by US President Donald Trump.
The top democrats did not shy away from Trump’s role in boosting hatred in their letter to House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatt, Politico reported.
“It’s no secret that the rise in hate crimes has tracked with the campaign of the president,” they wrote to the Virginia Republican.
Spearheaded by House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley of New York, the letter was also signed by Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond of Louisiana and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico.
It added that the US president’s “stated support for the use of violence as well as sympathy for white supremacist groups has created an atmosphere of dread within all too many American…