Yang says white supremacist violence should be designated domestic terrorism

Yang says white supremacist violence should be designated domestic terrorism
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Tech entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangAmerica's real 'freedom dividend': Hard work and pro-business policies The Hill's Campaign Report: 2020 Democrats trading jabs ahead of Los Angeles debate Booker says he will not make December debate stage MORE said Wednesday during the Democratic presidential debate that he would designate white supremacist violence as domestic terrorism. 

Yang’s answer was in response to a question on how to fight the rise of white supremacy. 

Designating white supremacist violence as domestic terrorism would be the first step in curbing the issue, Yang said. 

He said leaders have to “start finding a way” to turn boys into “healthy strong young men” with “healthy paths forward.” 

His answer expands on Yang’s proposal to fight the rise of white nationalism and extremism, in which he says he would instruct the Department of Justice to treat white nationalism and domestic terrorism as a “central focus.” 

His proposal also calls for increasing the budget for fighting domestic terrorism.