Sen. Hawley: Nashville School Shooting Should Be Investigated as Hate Crime

The shooting at a Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee that left three children and three adults dead should be investigated as a hate crime, Missouri Senator Josh Hawley said Tuesday.“We should be clear about what happened in Nashville. Police say the shooting was ‘targeted,’” the Republican lawmaker tweeted. “That makes it a federal hate crime — against Christian children and teachers. Targeting victims on the basis of religious affiliation is a hate crime. It should be investigated as such.” “All federal resources necessary should be brought to bear,” Hawley added in a follow-up tweet. “And those individuals or groups who have spread a message of hate against the Christian community — which resulted here in horrific violence — should be held to account.” Hawley is calling on the FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to open a federal hate crime in …

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