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Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes ‘reluctantly’ quits the group in the wake of news that FBI considers them ‘extremists’

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Gavin McInnes, the co-founder of Vice magazine who went on to create the Proud Boys, has resigned from the group he founded in the wake of news that the FBI categorizes the group as “extremists” with ties to “white nationalism.”

“In all capacities, forever, I quit,” McInnes said in a 36-minute long video announcing his departure.

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He added that he was resigning “reluctantly” because “rumors and lies and terrible journalism has made its way to the court system,” resulting in the “serious charges” being brought against members of the “fraternal organization.”

McInnes added that his lawyers and law enforcement told him his stepping down could “alleviate their sentencing.”

“This will show jurors that they’re not dealing with a gang and there’s no head of operations,” he said.

Later in the video, McInnes said “it’s unlikely than any of us will ever meet a white supremacist.

“This whole idea of white nationalist and white supremacy is a crock,” he said. “Why are we talking about it so much? Such people don’t exist.”

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Though the FBI reportedly briefed Washington law enforcement officials about the threats posed by the Proud Boys in July, the group has garnered national attention in recent months after its members were involved in a brawl with antifascist protesters on the streets of Manhattan in October.

The street fight, which occurred hours after McInnes gave a talk at the headquarters of the Manhattan GOP on October 12, was reportedly ignored by New York Police Department officers at the time.

In the wake of the highly-publicized fight, however, numerous Proud Boys have been charged by police. The NYPD confirmed to Gothamist in late October that it’s conducting a “broad inquiry” into the group, and on November 19 the department’s legislative affairs director told the NYC City Council that police consider the group to be domestic terrorists.

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McInnes himself has also made headlines in recent weeks after moving to a ritzy NYC suburb populated by liberal neighbors, including megadonor and popular right-wing boogeyman George Soros.

In an interview with InfoWars’ Alex Jones, the Proud Boys founder whined about his neighbors disliking him and accused Soros of “terrorizing” him and trying to destroy his club.

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You can watch his resignation below:


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