According to Reuters, Bowers has a "history of posting anti-Semitic material online and faces 29 counts, including a hate crime charge".
Jewish leaders in Pittsburgh on Monday called on President Donald Trump to condemn white nationalism unequivocally after he said he will visit the synagogue where a gunman killed 11 worshipers over the weekend.
In separate statements, the President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Cardinal Daniel DiNardo; and the Chair of the USCCB's Committee for Ecumenicsm and Interreligious Affairs, Bishop Joseph Bambera, both said the US Bishops stand with the Jewish community.
Mrs. Sanders said that Mr. Trump was no more responsible for these acts than left-wing icon Sen.
Some people in Pittsburgh have welcomed the presidential visit, while others have used it as an opportunity to criticize his partisan rhetoric, which they claim is leading to violence.
All flags at the White House, public grounds, military posts, naval stations and ships will be flown at half-staff through October 31 as a mark of "solemn respect" for the victims, Trump ordered. It was not immediately clear whether Trump, who will be joined by first lady Melania Trump, daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner, would meet with any family members.
"Mayor Peduto's sole focus today is on the funerals and supporting the families", said Tim McNulty, Peduto's communications director, according to CNN.
In addition to killing eight men and three women, he wounded six other people, including four police officers, before surrendering Saturday.
"I really look forward to going", Trump said.
"I said I'm Dr. Cohen, president of the hospital".
"If the president is looking to come to Pittsburgh, I would ask that he not do so while we are burying the dead. Then I turned around and left", he said.
Yesterday, Lynette Lederman, a former president of the synagogue where the shooting took place, let Trump know that he's not welcome, on cable news where he's most likely to see it. I can't sit by and watch my people get slaughtered.
On Monday, a U.S. magistrate judge ordered the suspect, Bowers, to be held without bond.