Days after the elementary school massacre in Texas, the GOP gubernatorial candidate isn’t shying away from his remarks likening gun laws proposed by Democrats to Nazis taking guns from political opponents and Jews before World War II.
While the dispute amounts to a disagreement over technicalities, it is also an example of GOP voter suppression strategies coming home to roost. The attempts to disqualify mail-in ballots, seen as a way to suppress democratic votes, are now backfiring on the party that created them.
On Sunday, a number of pictures began circulating on Twitter along with the claim that Republican Senate Candidate Kathy Barnette marched to the Capitol on January 6th alongside members of a prominent right-wing hate group, the Proud Boys. After further investigation, NBC News verified these claims, adding that some of the Proud Boys she marched...
While the GOP, both in Pennsylvania and across the nation, has a long history of flirting with violent extremists and conspiracy theories, there is now significant evidence that those extreme ideologies are becoming mainstream on the American right.