Sen. Sherrod Brown argued Thursday that “generally white males” are to blame for terrorist attacks committed in the U.S. since 9/11.
The Ohio Democrat called mass shootings in movie theaters and schools “terrorist attacks” that are committed by “different kinds of terrorists.”
“I think most of us recognize, we’re concerned but we also know that we trust the FBI and our security forces to do this right,” Mr. Brown said during an interview with WAKR radio, BuzzFeed reported. “Since the beginning of the Bush administration when we were attacked, September 11th, we’ve not had any major terrorist attack in this country. We’ve had individual crazy people, of normally, they look more like me than they look like Middle Easterners.
“They are generally white males, who have shot up people in movie theaters and schools. Those are terrorist attacks, they’re just different kinds of terrorists,” he continued.
“Individual people shouldn’t be fearful, because by and large our government, the federal government — people always talk obviously they don’t trust the feds, whatever,” Mr. Brown said. “The federal government and local communities have done a pretty good job at keeping us safe. Not keeping us safe from crazy gunmen coming into schools and movie theaters sometimes but certainly keeping us safe from foreigners attacking this country.”