Prominent white nationalist Shawn McCaffrey is no longer serving in the United States Air Force, HuffPost reported Friday.
A spokesperson told the publication McCaffrey is "no longer serving in the U.S. Air Force."
"Information brought to the attention of his command after Mr. McCaffrey's enlistment led to an entry level separation due to erroneous enlistment," the spokesperson said.
"McCaffrey — who lives near Detroit and did not immediately respond to a request for comment — was a key member of Identity Evropa, a group infamous for its role in the deadly 2017 'Unite The Right' white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia," HuffPost reported. "Although McCaffrey did not attend the Charlottesville rally, he was still very active with Identity Evropa, traveling with its leaders to a white nationalist conference in Washington, D.C., in 2016. In the ensuing years, he remained a fixture on the far right, co-hosting a racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic podcast."
It has been more than three months since HuffPost exposed that McCaffrey was enlisted in the Air Force under the headline, "The Military Says It's Confronting Extremism. A Prominent White Nationalist Just Finished Boot Camp."
The report noted McCaffrey co-hosted a podcast with Matt Evans, where the two regularly bashed Jews, women, sexuality minorities, and others.
"Among the notable white supremacist guests were Richard Spencer; Christopher Cantwell, the 'crying Nazi' infamous for his role in a Vice documentary about the Charlottesville rally; Patrick Little, a former Senate candidate from California who's called for the 'complete eradication' of Jews; Matt Forney, a prominent misogynist who has defended raping and beating women; Tim Gionet, also known as 'Baked Alaska,' who was recently arrested for his role in the Capitol insurrection; and Andrew Anglin, the fugitive founder of The Daily Stormer, one of the most influential and extreme neo-Nazi sites on the internet, who believes Jewish people should be gassed," HuffPost reported.
Public health experts across the country are trying to figure out how to get Americans who are resistant to getting vaccinated against the novel coronavirus to take the shot.
GOP polling expert Frank Luntz recently conducted a focus group among vaccine resisters and found that they might reluctantly get the vaccine if institutions implemented a vaccine passport system.
To be clear, says Luntz, they would absolutely despise such a policy and would find it oppressive to their personal freedoms -- but could nonetheless comply if their hands were forced.
"Vaccine-hesitant Americans hate vaccine mandates," Luntz writes on Twitter. "But many would reluctantly abide by them and get the shot if their state required it to go watch live sports, concerts, eat at restaurants, or board a flight."
One participant in the focus group told Luntz that he "may end up having to take the vaccine, but it's not because anybody convinced me." Rather, he says, it's because one of his children is joining the Air Force, which is requiring parents of recruits to be vaccinated as a precondition of attending graduation.
"If I get vaccinated... that will be the only reason," he said.
Watch the video below.
Sports reporter Jemele Hill ridiculed National Football League players who have been publicly complaining about getting vaccinated after the NFL rolled out new rules that could penalize teams who players refuse vaccines.
Under the new policy, a team could forfeit a game if a game is canceled because of a coronavirus outbreak among players.
During an appearance on MSNBC, Hill explained her thoughts on complaints by NFL players.
"This is a league where we have seen NFL players do whatever it takes to win, so it is interesting that this is the line in the sand they are drawing," Hill said.
"A lot of them take pain meds — they'll take pain-killing shots to go back into the game to play," she explained. "They'll play with broken bones and serious injuries, but for some reason with this vaccine, it is drawing the line."
She noted a since-deleted tweet by Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who said he was considering retiring.
"You are playing in a game where you are risking brain trauma every time you are in a play, but this is where you draw the line? It seemed to me that there was ignorant outrage on behalf of NFL players," Hill concluded.
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