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you all. thank you. thank you, everybody. reporter: [indiscernible] karine: thanks, guys. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2022] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is respo announcer: listen to c-span radio with our free mobile app, c-span now. that access to what is happening in washington with live streams of floor proceedings and hearings from congress, why does events, the courts, campaigns and more. plus analysis of the world of politics with our informative podcasts. c-span now is available at the apple store and google play. downloaded for free today. c-span now, your front row seat to washington, anytime, anywhere. announcer: members of the house took a moment to talk about the
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recent mass shootings in milwaukee, buffalo and laguna woods that left multiple people dead or injured. and the threat posed by racially motivated extremism. >> before i begin today's legislation. i would like to take a moment to acknowledge the bloody events of this weekend in milwaukee, buffalo and orange county, california. the loss of life and injury to innocent people are staggering. these incidents are all under investigation. from a homeland security perspective, i'd like to zero in on the events in new york where we have a fairly good picture of what motivated a man to gun down innocent people. an event that has happened too many times in recent history in our country. this young man clearly was
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motivated by an idea, a hateful idea. a racist idea. and one that is sadly familiar to us. it is the same idea that motivated another man to gun down african-americans in charleston. the same idea that motivated yet another man to gun down hispanic americans in el paso, texas. the same idea that motivated another man to gun down jewish americans in pittsburgh, pennsylvania. it's an idea that spreads on the internet, but it doesn't just spread organically. social media companies write algorithms deliberately designed to connect people who are susceptible to this table idea, to others who may be propagating it. it's an idea that sadly is sometimes amplified and
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legitimized by political leaders and media personalities in our country. we have a domestic terrorism problem. we understand that on the homeland security committee. this problem was coming from outside the united states, it would be easy for us to get together to deal with it. imagine if after september 11, there were cable news hosts who night after night propagated ideas straight from al qaeda's propaganda materials. we would not tolerate it. nobody would for one moment think that is accessible -- acceptable. because this is a domestic problem rooted in our own society, it is harder. we have to find a way to come together nonetheless. i think there are two kinds of leaders in america today, not
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democrat republican, liberal or conservative, there are leaders who when they see a fire burning , they reach for a bucket of water to put it out. when they see a fire burning, reach for a can have gasoline to make that fire burn even more. we desperately need leaders in this country of both political parties will try to calm things down. who will tamp down these horrible ideas. whether they are coming from the left, the right, because these ideas are leading to people being gunned down. and it is unacceptable and tasks to stop. >> thank you, mr. german. i think they don't lead from new jersey bar yielding. mr. speaker, first on friday night in milwaukee, 21 people were injured in a mass shooting

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