Count Sherrod Brown among the politicians who think that armed white men are a bigger terrorist threat than Syrian refugees.
During his November 19 interview with radio station WAKR, the senator addressed post-Paris attack hysteria and anti-Syrian refugee sentiment. Brown (D-OH), criticized the tendency of some Republican poilticians to connect the refugees to ISIS and the attacks and affirmed that attacks by armed white men have actually impacted more Americans since 9/11:
“Since the beginning of the Bush administration when we were attacked, Sept. 11, we’ve not had any major terrorist attack in this country. We’ve had individual crazy people; normally, they look more like me than they look like Middle Easterners. They are generally white males, who have shot up people in movie theaters and schools. Those are terrorist attacks; they’re just different kinds of terrorists.”
Brown is one of the most prominent federal politicians to explicitly call the perpetrators of mass killings “terrorists.”