Pro-QAnon GOP Senate Nominee Praises Proud Boys
According to Media Matters for America, “Lauren Witzke, the Republican-backed Senate candidate running in Delaware, recently praised the neo-fascist Proud Boys for providing ‘free security’ for her and her supporters at a rally.”
MMFA noted about the far-right group:
The Proud Boys, founded by right-wing commentator Gavin McInnes, is a far-right street gang that’s engaged in numerous acts of political violence across the country. The Southern Poverty Law Center has stated that “rank-and-file Proud Boys and leaders regularly spout white nationalist memes and maintain affiliations with known extremists” and also push “anti-Muslim and misogynistic rhetoric.”
After President Trump told the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by” during Tuesday night’s presidential debate, Witzke tweeted:’
The Proud Boys showed up to one of my rallies to provide free security for me when #BLM and ANTIFA were protesting my candidacy.
I am grateful to them for volunteering their time to keep myself and my supporters safe!
MMFA reported that “The Delaware Republican Party and chair Jane Brady did not respond to a request for comment about Witzke’s support for the Proud Boys and whether the Delaware GOP has a position on the group. The party has been supporting Witzke despite her interactions with extremism.”