The U.S. is still reeling after two mass shootings  in less than 24 hours left at least 31 dead and dozens more injured. It’s once again stirring a national argument over gun laws, but also the rise of violent extremism in our country. The shooter in El Paso left behind a racist manifesto, ranting against a so-called “Hispanic invasion.” George Selim served under three president and was the first head of the Countering Violent Extremism Office in DHS. He tells Soledad O’Brien how the resources to combat violent extremism are a fraction of what they were two years ago. 

 

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