“You rape our women and you're taking over our country.”
He was known to make racist jokes.
He posted a picture of himself with a Confederate flag license plate and the flags of the racist Rhodesian and South African regimes.
He drove over a hundred miles, through areas thick with churches, to find one that was predicably occupied by black people.
He sat with the people in the church for an our.
Yet, somehow, the motivation is a mystery to the Republicans.
Donald Trump: “The tragedy in South Carolina is incomprehensible.“
Rick Perry: “Anytime there is an accident like this, the president is clear: He doesn’t like for Americans to have guns, and so he uses every opportunity, this being another one, to basically go parrot that message.”
Seriously, this goes beyond the standard moral obtuseness we see from the Republican Party. A politician who absolutely refuses to admit that the motivation of this attack was racism, and who abolutely refuses to consider the role of guns in this kind of terrorist act, is a monster.