Pro-QAnon GOP Senate Nominee Praises Proud Boys

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Lauran Witzke tweeted: "I am grateful to them for volunteering their time to keep myself and my supporters safe!"

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.”

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Kate Pearl
Kate Pearl

Please know that Ms. Witzke does not represent the majority of Delawareans. Her opponent, Senator Chris Coons, will easily defeat her in the general election. The sane people of Delaware have been calling on the Delaware GOP Party Chair, Jane Brady, to pull their endorsement. Ms. Witzke was not the endorsed candidate in the primary.

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