Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick spews pro-fascist rhetoric after white nationalist terrorist attack in El Paso

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In response to the killing of 20 people in El Paso on Saturday, Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick chose to attack anti-fascists rather than condemn white nationalism.

A white nationalist posted a racist anti-immigrant manifesto on the Internet prior to murdering 20 people in a Walmart. Instead of taking the opportunity to call out white nationalist terrorism, Patrick decided to target anti-fascist group Antifa, even though Antifa had nothing to do with the attack.

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The group is planning to protest fascism in Texas next month, but Patrick warned the group to stay out of the state.

“Stay out of El Paso,” Patrick said on Fox News. “Stay out of Texas. Scratch Texas off your map and don’t come in. It is not the time and place for them to come at any time. Stay out of Texas.”

Here’s the audio via Twitter:

Twitter users responded by slamming Patrick.

Patrick isn’t the only Texas GOP politician targeting Antifa instead of white nationalists. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) recently introduced a bill to label anti-fascists as terrorists. But the only terrorists are white nationalists who are killing Americans across the country in deadly attacks. And Republicans are only enabling them.

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