Southern Poverty Law Center labels Senator Rand Paul an ‘extremist’

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, July 11, 2011 22:48 EDT
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The Southern Poverty Law Center included Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky in a list of “extreme right-wing” candidates in its latest Intelligence Report.

The civil rights organization labeled Paul as an extremist because he said that private businesses should not have to follow the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and has criticized the Fair Housing Act.

The freshman senator has also warned that the United Nations would force the U.S. to “CONFISCATE and DESTROY” all “unauthorized” civilian firearms and wants to build a massive, highly-guarded wall along the Mexican border.

The Southern Poverty Law Center also included U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce (R) on the list of extremists. Most of those on the list are prominent neo-Nazis, white supremacists, anti-government militiamen, and Klu Klux Klansmen.

The quarterly Intelligence Reports have monitored radical right hate groups and extremists in the United States since 1981.

[H/T: Joseph Gerth]

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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