Republicans Want the SPLC to Stop Designating 'Hate Groups' - 2020-08-24

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F0.png Republicans Want the SPLC to Stop Designating 'Hate Groups' August 24, 2020, Tess Owen, Vice News

Over the weekend, the Republican National Committee, ahead of their convention in Charlotte, introduced a resolution "refuting the legitimacy" of the SPLC — which they call "a radical organization." The resolution is largely symbolic, but the message is clear: the RNC doesn't think the SPLC should be seen as the authority on hate in the U.S.

Conservatives have repeatedly accused the SPLC of liberal bias, and weaponizing its designation tool against individuals, organizations or ideas that it doesn't agree with.

But the SPLC has also faced a huge challenge: what happens when the groups they've been monitoring for years are now the very same ones driving federal policy?

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