Castro says, “one person” is responsible for the El Paso massacre: ‘the gunman’

in the vicinity ofthe video officials to weigh death penalty against El Paso shooting suspect

Federal government’s treatment of the shooting as a domestic terrorism case; Jeff Paul reported from El Paso, Texas.

Shortly after Beto O’rourke claimed on Sunday that President Trump’s “racism” is, what “said, leads to” violent shootings, other Democratic presidential candidates, Julian Castro: “there is a person who is directly responsible” for Saturday’s deadly mass shooting in El Paso, Texas – “and the shooter.”

At the same time, Castro ABC News’ “This week,” said Trump division and intolerance, and incite hatred” as a form of “political strategy “has taken on”.

“It’s no coincidence that just a few weeks after he announced his 2020 re – election, as he was indulging and entertaining, this is “send it back” – chant,” Castro. “And he’s talking about immigrants as invaders. “He gets the license for the toxic brew of white supremacy to fester more and more in this country. And we see the results.”


In January, Trump the Humanitarian crisis on our southern border, and wrote on Twitter, “. I’m just back and it is a much worse situation, as almost everyone would understand it, an invasion!”

And in the White house in March, Trump remarked, “in the Last month, more than 76,000 illegal immigrants have arrived on our border. We are on the right track for a million illegal aliens to rush our borders. People hate the word ‘invasion’, but that is what it is. It is a invasion of drugs and criminals, and people. You have no idea who you are.”


Acting White house chief of staff Mick Mulvaney denied earlier on “This week”, the trombone had played down the threat of white nationalism.

According to the new Zealand mosque shooting in March, Trump was asked whether the white nationalism of the “increasing threat to the whole world.” The President replied: “I know that. I really don’t know. It is a small group of people…But it is a terrible thing.”

Castro, speaking to anchor, Jonathan Karl said that only the shooter bears “direct” responsibility. (In a statement released later on Sunday, Castro again the remark repeated to say, “This Shooter are ultimately the blame for their actions. You try to terrorize us, but I believe that the vast majority of Americans reject this hatred.”)

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“At the same time, as our national leader, you have a role to play, either the flames of division fanned or try to bring together Americans of different backgrounds,” Castro Karl said. “Most presidents have chosen to try and bring people together. This President made very early on, to share a clear choice of people for his own political advantage. And these are just some of the consequences, we can see that.”


Asked about the March interaction, Mulvaney, Trump said has been misinterpreted.

“I don’t think downplaying it, look at what he said,” said Mulvaney. “Can’t you see, that is the same as the international nuclear weapons. This is a serious problem, there is no question about it. But you are sick, sick people, and the President knows that.”


Mulvaney continued: “I think that it is fair to try and lay this at the feet of the President. There are people in this country, to think of the morning that the President was Trump happy by this. This is a sad, sad state of this nation. He is angry. He was excited. He wants it to stop. I don’t think it will sit at all fair here and say that he believe that white nationalism is bad for the nation. These are sick people. You can not be a racist, a white and normal in the head.”

Responds directly to Mulvaney’s comments, Castro, Karl said, “you know, it is not so a pity, that not only our President, but his government can stand up to the challenge of leadership in these times.”

Separately on Sunday, the Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg pointed specifically to the “weak gun safety” measures, and white nationalism as the culprit, according to the El Paso-shooter was in connection with anti-Mexican statements.

“This is terrorism, and we have to name it as such,” Buttigieg said, it’s called “white-nationalist terrorism” in a conversation with host Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”

“We have to acknowledge that this is a problem.” Buttigieg, said the claim that white nationalism was “tolerated to the highest level” in Washington.


“Now you see it as an echo by the White house and it is a measure of responsibility which you can not escape easily,” he said. Buttigieg quoted President Trump’s comment that it is “very fine people” on both sides after a deadly attack on a white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Trump denounced the El Paso shooting early Sunday morning, calling it “an abomination” and “an act of cowardice.”

“God bless the people in El Paso, Texas,” Trump said. “God bless the people of Dayton, Ohio.”

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report.

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