For the second time in as many months, Congress convened a hearing on the rise of white supremacist violence, in an apparent bid to brainstorm solutions. But for the second time, Congress derailed its own hearing by inviting a bad-faith witness who denied that hate and white supremacy pose a threat at all.

On Wednesday, the House Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties had the opportunity to draw from the fountain of knowledge in front of them:  that included Susan Bro, mother of Heather Heyer, the lone fatality during the deadly 2017 Unite the Right neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Bro’s testimony followed the hearing’s stated goals and even included suggestions for actually doing something about white supremacist

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