Mar 18, 2019 - Politics & Policy

House Judiciary plans hearing on white nationalism

Protestors at President Trump's visit to Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue last year. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing in the next few weeks focused on combating the rise of white nationalism in the U.S. with planned testimony from FBI and DHS officials, reports The Daily Beast.

The big picture: News of the committee's plan comes days after mass shootings at mosques in New Zealand left 50 dead. The shooter in those attacks called President Trump a "symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose" in his manifesto.

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