President Biden, speaking at a town hall event last February, suggested former military members are helping to fuel the growth of white supremacy in the country and are thus a national security threat.

It is an important flashback moment to analyze this Veteran’s Day.

Biden was asked by an audience member who was “shaken” by the Capitol riot what he would do about “Americans who embrace white supremacy.”

The President responded that the problem is “complex” and “real.”

“You may — I got involved in politics to begin with because of civil rights and opposition to white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan,” responded Biden. “And the most dangerous people in America continue to exist.”

He then delivered what should have been a jaw-dropping line – smearing veterans and law enforcement alike as a significant source of bigotry.

“And you see what’s happening — and the studies that are beginning to be done, maybe at your university as well — about the impact of former military, former police officers, on the growth of white supremacy in some of these groups,” he said.

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Biden Links Former Military to White Supremacy

It wouldn’t be the last time that President Biden was willing to suggest a scourge of white supremacy amongst veterans.

In fact, several months later he announced a new strategy to combat ‘domestic terrorism’ in the United States. A plan that included training for retired service members to avoid radicalization and ways to root out “insider threats” in the military.

The plan was drawn up after an intelligence review had identified white supremacists and anti-government extremists as “the two most lethal elements of today’s domestic terrorism threat.”

An administration official said at the time that those lethal elements would be fought by having the Department of Defense incorporate “training for servicemembers separating retirements in the military, who may potentially be targeted by those who seek to radicalize them.”

Following the January 6 riot, National Guard troops were vetted for ‘extremist’ views despite Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller saying at the time there was “no intelligence indicating an insider threat” to the event.

Prior to Biden’s town hall remarks, Democrat lawmakers sought to add language into the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would keep ‘white supremacists’ from joining the military.

“Lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands to prevent white supremacists and other extremists from joining and remaining in the military,” The Hill reported.

There is a clear pattern of Democrats viewing active military and former military with disdain.

Biden meanwhile, has in the past openly referred to the late Senator Robert Byrd, a recruiter for the KKK, as a “mentor” and “friend.”

Byrd had been elected to the post of “exalted cyclops” early on in his life and later stalled and opposed major civil rights legislation.

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