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Republican leadership engaged in damage control on Friday after some of the most extreme members of the House of Representatives formed a new caucus to support Angelo-Saxon heritage.
The caucus -- which has the support of Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL) -- has been panned as a "White Nationalism Caucus."
GOP leadership scrambled to claim that the party once led by Donald Trump is not racist.
"America is built on the idea that we are all created equal and success is earned through honest, hard work. It isn't built on identity, race, or religion. The Republican Party is the party of Lincoln & the party of more opportunity for all Americans—not nativist dog whistles," House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) tweeted.
House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) also attempted to clean up the mess.
"Republicans believe in equal opportunity, freedom, and justice for all. We teach our children the values of tolerance, decency and moral courage. Racism, nativism, and anti-Semitism are evil. History teaches we all have an obligation to confront & reject such malicious hate," Cheney urged.
GOP dirty trickster and longtime Donald Trump political advisor Roger Stone is facing new legal problems even after his Trump commuted his prison sentence.
The Department of Justice on Friday filed a civil lawsuit against Stone that alleges fraud and argues Stone needs to pay $2 million.
Here is the Twitter thread posted by Reuters reporter Brad Heath on the new lawsuit:
DOJ says Stone and his wife moved $1 million to their LLC in 2018-19, then had the LLC pay "a substantial amount of… https://t.co/JpDlBFMCaY— Brad Heath (@Brad Heath)1618609519.0
Story: https://t.co/AVdEQeV9kP Complaint: https://t.co/TmSRZBnkLz— Brad Heath (@Brad Heath)1618610091.0
Republicans in Congress are facing intense backlash for launching a caucus organized around Anglo-Saxon heritage.
"A nascent 'America First Caucus' in Congress linked to Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Paul Gosar (R-AZ) has been distributing materials calling for a 'common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions' and a return to architectural style that 'befits the progeny of European architecture.' Reps. Barry Moore (R-Ala.) and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) have also agreed to join the group," Punchbowl News reported Friday, citing an email invitation.
"We've been covering Congress for a long time, and this is some of the most nakedly nativist rhetoric we've ever seen," Punchbowl noted.
Here's some of what people were saying:
As a Congressman of Anglo-Saxon heritage, let me be the first to decline to join this White Nationalism Caucus. https://t.co/yXpcL1Rusv— Eric Swalwell (@Eric Swalwell)1618594215.0
You know the America First Caucus people wanted to say Aryan but decided they had to go with Anglo-Saxon— Thor Benson (@Thor Benson)1618599182.0
Non Anglo-Saxon here. This is some pretty terrifying white supremacist bullshit here. https://t.co/GpmxcReMss— Dr. Logan Levkoff (@Dr. Logan Levkoff)1618599323.0
Not hard to draw a line from the standing ovation Marjorie Greene received at the caucus meeting where McCarthy cho… https://t.co/KRKHRviIxL— Jacob Rubashkin (@Jacob Rubashkin)1618609702.0
“Anglo-Saxon.” That’s all.— Joe Walsh (@Joe Walsh)1618603491.0
Anglo-Saxon architecture was, like, thatched-roof sheds https://t.co/MnsjJd3z7J— Rosie Gray (@Rosie Gray)1618594638.0
u must RESPECT Anglo Saxon traditions and architecture https://t.co/aIQ8lZ45dI— Astead (@Astead)1618595876.0
guys they’re not saying “Anglo-Saxon architecture” and also you’re not dunking on them by talking about thatched ro… https://t.co/Ajb4OeWXPC— Matt Gabriele (@Matt Gabriele)1618595004.0
@mattgaetz @mtgreenee "America First" was first used as a slogan by US based Nazis during WWII, to spread Hitler's… https://t.co/ML46BvUrXu— tristkiss is 1/81Million Who Saved This Country (@tristkiss is 1/81Million Who Saved This Country)1618601184.0
Matty is hoping the racism will distract from the allegations of sex trafficking. https://t.co/acRyMcKeKd— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1618606424.0
Actual “architectural, engineering, and esthetic that befits the progeny of European architecture...” #AngloSaxon https://t.co/sXQycTR2tu— Keith Olbermann (@Keith Olbermann)1618604942.0
Reps. Paul Gosar and Marjorie Greene, the great white hope of the Republican Party, have put out a seven-page treat… https://t.co/XbDVNG6laW— Laurie Roberts (@Laurie Roberts)1618608825.0
Russian Jew here. Don’t mess with me, Marjorie. @mtgreenee https://t.co/6C1rDOgOLF— Marianne Williamson (@Marianne Williamson)1618606006.0
I am neither Anglo nor Saxon. I am Norman Irish. And these people are cray cray.— Charles P. Pierce (@Charles P. Pierce)1618598528.0
Dear @mtgreenee and @RepGosar: When you say Anglo-Saxon, do you mean Aryan? Or master race? Can I join? Will your… https://t.co/cuKR6NhwFN— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu)1618606841.0
@lauferlaw yup! Great catch. Anglo-Saxon culture was basically eliminated in the aftermath of 1066, as Norman cultu… https://t.co/9jJr4TDKlr— A.J. Delgado (@A.J. Delgado)1618603704.0
Your reminder that as soon as you see somebody throw around “Anglo-Saxon”, that the historically dubious term was n… https://t.co/5hLtKja3nv— John Rogers (@John Rogers)1618595522.0
Uniquely Anglo Saxon political traditions? The founders of our country mashed up Greece, Rome & Jerusalem for their… https://t.co/OfZCQrda13— Norm Eisen (@Norm Eisen)1618605436.0
Also, if you don't look at it thru the modern racist prism, there are lots of fascinating things about *actual* Ang… https://t.co/KS97L44bXq— Josh Marshall (@Josh Marshall)1618603167.0
The America First Caucus celebrating their Anglo-Saxon political traditions: https://t.co/f3srjNFCA7— Nicholas Michael (@Nicholas Michael)1618602880.0
If you were on the fence about Marjorie Taylor Greene,Paul Gosar, Louie Gohmert being racist white suprematists.… https://t.co/gdggEAoCnC— Chris Hahn (@Chris Hahn)1618606304.0
The irony, of course, is that Trumpist conservatives are at war with progressive urbanists and would never consider… https://t.co/kXiFu6XXTl— David Atkins (@David Atkins)1618601931.0
The problem is that the “Anglo-Saxon political tradition” is the only ethnonationalist movement in the Western Hemi… https://t.co/f9oNLy3x8b— DEFUND & ABOLISH POLICE (@DEFUND & ABOLISH POLICE)1618593917.0
Anglo-Saxon political traditions, you say? Keep the Normans at bay and preserve the memory of the great King Harold… https://t.co/sWzbcgcOsk— Boris Ryvkin (@Boris Ryvkin)1618608031.0
Members of the House republican caucus are forming a white supremacist caucus dedicated to “Anglo-Saxon political t… https://t.co/FpoFtC7n4G— Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@Bill Pascrell, Jr.)1618607587.0
Bonus points to anyone who can translate this tweet into Old English.— Alex Steffen (@Alex Steffen)1618609817.0
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