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for a can of gasoline to make that fire burn even more. we desperately need leaders in this country of both political parties who will try to calm things down, who will tamp down these horrible, hateful ideas, whether they're coming from the left, the right, wherever they're coming from. because these ideas are leading to people being gunned down in our country and it's the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from mississippi is recognized. mr. thompson: thank you, mr. chairman. i thank the gentleman from new jersey for yielding. mr. speaker, violence-shattered communities -- violence shattered communities across the country this weekend, making it a very sad one for this nation. first, on friday night in milwaukee, 21 people were injured in a mass shooting as the city hosted the nba playoffs. then on saturday a gunman who
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posted a manifesto online he is spousing -- espousing violent white is you premmist viewpoints -- is you premmist viewpoints -- supremist view points drove two hours and opened fire on customers, killing 10 innocent people. finally yesterday in california, an armed intruder burst into a predominantly taiwanese christian congregation meeting in a presbyterian church, killing one congregant and critically wounding four others. today we mourn with these communities and families who were rocked by this violence. but we also must continue asking tough questions about what is fueling such racially motivated violent extremism. just months ago f.b.i. director wray told congress domestic
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terrorism is metastasizing through this country and was not going away any time soon. the intelligence community recently warned that racially motivated violent extremism poses the most lethal domestic terrorism threat. while americans may not see eye-to-eye on what factors contribute to the current threat landscape, there seems to be general agreement that public places in general and houses of worship im speaker. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? >> madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the floor for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> madam speaker, i rise today in outrage over the buffalo massacre. the death of the 10 african-americans was just -- who was just shopping cannot go unavenged we must punish the

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