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These conservatives say it’s time for the right to call out White Nationalism

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While the vast majority of Republican party stayed uneasily silent this weekend, for some conservatives the shooting at El Paso was a watershed moment.

David French, a senior writer at the conservative publication National Review and a columnist at Time magazine, said: “Burn it down. This is a defining moment.”

 

“David is right,” wrote conservative writer and activist W Bradford Wilcox in response.

He added: “And that also means calling out the president when he engages in racist or xenophobic talk or tweets.”

Other conservatives also had a ‘light bulb moment’.

Clay Routledge is a columnist at Quilette, a contributor to the NY Times and a senior fellow at the Institute of Family Studies.

Former Congressman Joe Walsh, who has been a loud supporter of President Trump, also called him out over the weekend.

 

This morning the conservative-leaning Washington Examiner published an editorial titled: ‘Trump must name and condemn the evil of white nationalism‘.

It said:

Trump ought to use the bully pulpit to become a leading crusader against white nationalism and racism. These mindsets are immoral and they threaten everything that makes America great. Some conservatives and Republicans have hesitated to acknowledge that this a growing scourge, but after El Paso any such reluctance is unacceptable.

 

Whether this incident will finally get conservatives to take White Nationalism seriously remains to be seen.

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