Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) played hooky from Congress on Friday to speak at a conference organized by white nationalist Nick Fuentes.
ABC News reporter Will Steakin reported Fuentes announced Gosar would be giving the keynote address at his AFPAC conference.
Far-right white nationalist Nick Fuentes announces that AZ Congressman @RepGosar is giving the keynote address for… https://t.co/AYZpA47Mb2— Will Steakin (@Will Steakin)1614390258.0
As Congress voted 217-205 to advance Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, Gosar was on the stage in Florida. Gosar had designated Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-NM) to cast his proxy vote, CSPAN's Craig Caplan reported.
@StevenTDennis Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) authorized Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-NM) to vote by proxy for him in the House t… https://t.co/tCtxnnmegs— Craig Caplan (@Craig Caplan)1614398420.0
Conservative author Bill Kristol explained why he did not think Gosar's vote should count after he cited a "public health emergency" for his absence.
On the vote on final passage, @RepHerrell should refuse to cast a vote for @RepGosar, who's speaking at the white n… https://t.co/Xk1YA1Wrao— Bill Kristol (@Bill Kristol)1614398201.0
Fuentes tells AFPAC crowd if the US "loses its white demographic core, then this is not America anymore." Sitting… https://t.co/tPU36m445h— Will Steakin (@Will Steakin)1614400132.0