Photo Shows Ben Carson Standing With The Kremlin’s Link To US Evangelicals

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In June 2014, a photo was taken of now Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson alongside Alexey Kromov, an employee of sanctioned Russian oligarch Konstantin Malofeev and individual heavily associate with the religious right in the U.S.

According to Think Progress, the photo was taken at “one of the most notorious anti-LGBTQ organizations extant,” the gala for the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) at which Carson was the keynote speaker.

The photo was shared on Twitter by Larry Jacobs, the former managing director of the World Congress of Families who was also described as an “extremist” the Human Rights Campaign, especially against the LGBT community. It was also reported that the organization, WCF, is “the main bridge between sanctioned Russian officials and American Christian fundamentalists.” This photo is one of many examples of Kremlin individuals aligning themselves with Republicans in the U.S.

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