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Bill Nelson: US Political Environment Same as Rwanda Before Genocide

The current phase of US politics is revolving around the cause and effect relationship, with each new statement passed having an immediate effect. Following such conditions, Florida Senator Bill Nelson compared the current political environment to that of African country of Rwanda, before a genocide, that claimed 800,000 lives in the1990s.

Bill Nelson is a Democrat facing a stiff re-election challenge from Florida’s current Republican Governor, Rick Scott. He made the remark on Sunday at the Covenant Missionary Baptist Church in Florida City, Florida, while he was accompanied at the event by Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris.

The Democrat explained his wife’s relationship’s with Rwanda’s current first lady, Jeannette Kagame, and emphasized, tribalism is hollowing US politics to a dangerous extent. He explained the story of Rwanda genocide and said: “When a place gets so tribal that the two tribes won’t have anything to do with each other … that jealousy turns into hate.” Adding, “and we saw what happened to the Hutus and the Tutsis in Rwanda, it turned into a genocide. A million-people hacked to death within a few months. And we have got to watch what’s happening here.”

Tracing back to the genocide killing, it is known that it was one of the worst mass slaughters in the history of mankind. Hutu militias and civilians formed an alliance during an incredible violent civil war, which finally ended when Tutsi forces defeated Hutu extremists.

Nelson’s explanation comes after a week of political violence in which, a series of 14 pipe bombs were sent to prominent Democratic politicians of CNN and President Donald Trump. A man of Florida, however, has now been arrested.

Besides, back on Saturday in another brawl in Pittsburg, a man killed 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue. The killer is accused of shooting, Robert Bowers, who made anti-Semitic comments on social media and claimed that the Jews were helping the migrant caravan heading through the Mexico towards the US border.

Bill Nelson campaign spokesman Dan McLaughlin also expressed that despite the current events, the senator’s speech was just an illustration of what’s in store next.

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