Trump Isn’t the Only Republican Spending Time With Nick Fuentes
November 26, 2022
As Donald Trump reminds Americans how the most extreme, right-wing views have found a home in the MAGA Republican party, we wanted to remind you Trump isn’t the only elected Republican who has associated themselves with Nick Fuentes and attended white nationalist conferences organized by Fuentes.
In 2021, Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar attended Fuentes’ conference, and even posed for a picture with him.
Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene attended this year’s conference and spent her time glad handing with Fuentes on the main stage, as Gosar also spoke to attendees.
NBC News: “The firestorm erupted over the weekend when Greene and Gosar spoke at the far-right America First Political Action Conference at a hotel in Orlando, Florida, an event organized by Nicholas Fuentes. Fuentes, a white nationalist activist who gained national prominence after he attended the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has praised Russian President Vladimir Putin as “brilliant” in recent days as he ordered his military to invade Ukraine.”
McCarthy has said he will restore Greene and Gosar to committees – if he wins Speaker.
Axios: “Greene, for example, has long gloated she’s immune to punishment by McCarthy. That’s been true even after she and Gosar appeared at a gathering of white nationalists hosted by outspoken Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes.”
The Washington Post: “To aid in his quest to clinch the speakership, McCarthy has promised to restore committee assignments for Greene and Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-Ariz.), add more members to the influential steering committee and place Freedom Caucus members on their preferred legislative committees.”