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Kid Berwyn

(14,752 posts)
Sun Feb 28, 2021, 11:53 AM Feb 2021

GOP rep Gosar skips town to speak at KKK event Friday, CPAC Saturday.

No wonder his siblings denounce him...

GOP Congressman Skipped the Stimulus Vote to Appear at a White Nationalist Event

Rebecca Leber
Mother Jones, Feb. 27, 2021

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz) skipped key votes in the House of Representatives, citing the “ongoing public health emergency,” to instead attend a conference hosted by white supremacists in Orlando, Florida on Friday.

Gosar, whose six siblings memorably endorsed his congressional opponent in a 2018 ad, has a long flirtation with far-right extremism. He appeared Friday at a white supremacist gathering in Orlando, America First Political Action Conference (AFPAC) organized by Nick Fuentes, a white nationalist figurehead and instigator of the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Gosar has fanned the flames of the Jan. 6 insurrection himself by calling the Democrats’ win an attempted “coup” and then President-elect Joe Biden an “illegitimate usurper.” After the election, he wrote in an op-ed promoting the “Stop the Steal” rallies: “Be ready to defend the Constitution and the White House.” His past ties to the right-wing militia group Oath Keepers are already under scrutiny. In 2017, he dismissed right-wing violence in the deadly Charlottesville Unite the Right rally as the doing of George Soros, lying about how the billionaire known for backing progressive causes was actually behind the violence. “Who is he?,” Gosar said. “I think he’s from Hungary. I think he was Jewish. And I think he turned in his own people to the Nazis.”

Source: https://www.motherjones.com/mojo-wire/2021/02/paul-gosar-nick-fuentes-white-nationalist/

Then Gosar addressed Trumpac.

Republican congressman appears at white nationalist conference whose founder called Capitol riot ‘awesome’

Only elected GOP official to attend alternative far-right conference said afterwards: ‘I denounce when we talk about white racism’

Gino Spocchi
The Independent, Jan. 28, 2021

Republican congressman Paul Gosar appeared at a white nationalist political conference before attending the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), according to reports.

The Arizona Republican appeared on-stage at the "America First Political Action Conference" (AFPAC) on Friday, following the far-right conference’s founder, Nicholas Fuentes.

Mr Fuentes, an alleged white nationalist, said on Friday that the Capitol riot – in which five people died – was “awesome”, and that "white people are done being bullied".

The AFPAC founder went on to add that if the country "loses its white demographic core, then this is not America anymore”.



Accused Terrorist Ali Alexander said his group worked with Gosar.

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