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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 09:54 PM

GOP largely silent after member speaks at white nationalist's event






GOP largely silent after member speaks at white nationalist's event
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) delivered the keynote address at a white nationalist's event. Why are most Republican leaders saying nothing about it?



https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/gop-largely-silent-after-member-speaks-white-nationalist-s-event-n1259729

March 5, 2021, 9:33 AM CST

Nick Fuentes is far from a household name in the United States, and all things considered, that's a good thing. He is, after all, a radical who's called for "a homeland" for white people, who's engaged in Holocaust denialism, who rallied rioters outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, and whose YouTube page was permanently suspended for promoting hate speech.

Fuentes is also a white nationalist who hosted a political gathering this past weekend called the America First Political Action Conference (AFPAC). Ordinarily, that wouldn't be especially noteworthy, since fringe extremists hold random events all the time.

But as we discussed earlier this week, Fuentes' conference featured a sitting Republican congressman: Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), one of Congress' most far-right members, delivered the keynote address at the gathering. After the congressman spoke, Fuentes delivered some additional remarks of his own, spending 67 minutes "mocking a disabled member of Congress, calling the Jan. 6 riots 'awesome' and demanding protection for the country's 'White demographic core.'"

Gosar and Fuentes also apparently met for coffee the day after the event.

Soon after, the Arizona Republic's Laurie Roberts posed an excellent question: "Why are no Republicans condemning Rep. Paul Gosar for cozying up to white nationalists?" She added that Gosar is "paling around with white nationalists and the response of his fellow Republicans is Ö silence?"

To that end, the HuffPost tried to get an answer to those questions................................


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Representative Paul Gosar, a Republican from Arizona, speaks during a 'Road To Victory' bus tour stop with Kelli Ward, Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Arizona at the Gunsite Academy in Paulden, Arizona on Aug. 24, 2018.Caitlin O'Hara / Bloomberg via Getty Images

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 10:11 PM

1. I first thought you were talking about Josh Hawley.

So many white nationalist, racist assholes, so little time. Hard to keep them all straight.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 10:16 PM

2. There is no separation between white supremacists and the RepubliQan party.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 10:41 PM

3. They are starting to embrace it actually

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Paul Gosar is a prime example of this. The GOP is willing to let it "play out" because they see value in it.

But what I really find to be bizarre is that Nick Fuentes leads a a white nationalist group.

****On edit, I was thinking of Enrique Tarrio of proud boys fame. Apologies.



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Response to JDC (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 10:46 PM

4. Fuentes is a Spanish surname. Seems odd to me.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 11:58 PM

5. People in Spain are overwhelmingly white.

Plenty of immigrants from South America are as white as me. And a couple I know are plenty racist. One from Columbia the other from Argentina.

Donít confuse Hispanic with brown. Plenty of Spanish speaking immigrants are not. We believe that at our peril.

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Sat Mar 6, 2021, 12:07 AM

7. Of course. It's just another day for the QOP.

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