2022-07-20 11:16:02

Rep. Jayapal on Recent Death Threat & Gun Violence Epidemic: Take Away Tools of Violent Racists

Democracy Now! speaks with Congressmember Pramila Jayapal, chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, after a man was arrested on suspicion of hate crime after neighbors said he allegedly pointed a gun at her home and threatened to kill her. He was found outside of her home last Saturday night with a .40-caliber handgun yelling "Go back to India. I'm going to kill you," and has since been released from jail as prosecutors say they lack evidence to bring a hate crime case against him, though his weapons have been seized. Jayapal is the first Indian American woman to serve in the House of Representatives. "We need to take away the tools from people who just find it too easy these days to express their hatred, their white supremacy, their racism in violent ways," says Japayal, who blames the violence against her in part on former President Trump's boosting of right-wing extremism.

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