The theory began in white supremacist circles and has slowly integrated into the mainstream of Republican politics.
In the wake of the Buffalo supermarket shooting, Cheney is calling on Republican leaders to "renounce and reject" white supremacist views and those who hold them.
An annual survey by the Southern Poverty Law Center found that 168 Confederate symbols, 94 of them monuments, came down across the country, virtually all in the aftermath of George Floyd's killing.
Asked to disavow white supremacists, President Trump addressed the Proud Boys directly, telling them to "stand back and stand by." He did not expand on what he meant.
The concerns range from condescending attitudes toward people of color to inequities of pay between international and local workers. The aid group's leaders have pledged to address the issues.
Nationwide protests are forcing many Americans to think about race in new ways. A black pastor in one of Christianity's whitest denominations is asking his congregants to take an especially hard look.
Swatting is harassing a target by drawing extreme law enforcement responses with fake bomb or shooting reports. The government says the suspect bragged about it in a white supremacist chatroom.
Extremism monitors say 2019 was the year the country started taking serious measures to address a growing far-right threat.
Several Democratic candidates have ascribed the label to President Trump, but some who track hate and extremism wonder if that's a good idea.
"We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy" Ravelry said. "Support of the Trump administration is undeniably support for white supremacy."