New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Sunday called on the FBI to investigate violent clashes connected to the right-wing group the “Proud Boys.”
In a statement, Cuomo blamed President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel plans to subpoena Trump lawyer who advised on how to overturn election Texans chairman apologizes for 'China virus' remark Biden invokes Trump in bid to boost McAuliffe ahead of Election Day MORE for the “hatred and violence” that he tied to the altercations.
"The bottom line is that I hold the President responsible for demonizing differences, fanning the flames of racism and division and creating a fire of hatred and violence," Cuomo said.
"These vile acts of racism, division and discrimination are repugnant to American values, and have no place in our state,” he added.
Three men were arrested on assault and robbery charges on Friday after a speech by “Proud Boys” founder Gavin McInnes.
The New York Police Department is investigating.
Cuomo also directed the state police hate crimes unit to share information and resources with the NYPD and FBI.