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Biden says the Justice Department is 'focused heavily' on the 'rise of white supremacy'

White supremacists are the greatest domestic terrorism threat in the U.S., President Biden said Tuesday night during a CNN town hall in Milwaukee, and the Justice Department and its civil rights Division are "focused heavily on those very folks."

Biden said he takes the rise of white supremacy seriously, and the Justice Department is focusing on how to deal with the problem while also looking at the impact it is having on groups like the military and former law enforcement personnel.

White supremacy is a "bane on our existence," Biden said, and people who espouse it are "demented" and "dangerous."