A city councilor from Maine’s largest city has blamed the single largest shooting of white people in Maine’s modern history on “white nationalism.”
“As the statements begin to roll out,” City Councilor Victoria Pelletier said in a Friday Instagram post, “make sure you peep which one of your representatives actually calls this what it is: an act of violent, white nationalism and domestic terrorism.”
As of Friday morning, every publicly known victim of Robert R. Card’s Wednesday night shooting spree has been white.
Law enforcement has refrained from commenting on Card’s motivations, but they have revealed that Card was sectioned for two weeks in a psychiatric facility because he was exhibiting signs of schizophrenia, including hearing voices.
That’s hasn’t stop Pelletier from confidently proclaiming that she knows the motive: “The motive is he’s white, he has a gun and he can enact terror and violence on innocent people because the world has awarded him the privilege to do so.”