In yet another step in their open move to being a white nationalism party, several Republican members of Congress have decided to form a caucus dedicated to pushing “Anglo-Saxon political traditions,” and GOP leaders appear to be getting nervous.
Of course, it’s QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) who is starting this caucus, and she’s being joined by sex trafficking Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), loony racist Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), and Rep. Barry Moore (R-Ala.).
The stated purpose of the group is reportedly to call for “common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions” and architecture that “befits the progeny of European architecture.” In short, non-white traditions and architecture are not welcome.
And, of course, there’s the kind of xenophobic anti-immigration message laced with replacement theory rhetoric that Fox News host Tucker Carlson would love.
America is a nation with a border, and a culture, strengthened by a common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions. History has shown that societal trust and political unity are threatened when foreign citizens are imported en-masse into a country, particularly without institutional support for assimilation and an expansive welfare state to bail them out should they fail to contribute positively to the country.
It’s the kind of racist rhetoric that white supremacists and Nazis constantly spew, yet Republicans are bringing it into Congress, forcing GOP leaders such as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) to condemn it and insist that their party isn’t 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.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) April 16, 2021
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.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) April 16, 2021
If GOP leaders really mean what they claim, they’ll have no problem expelling the members of their party who are forming this new caucus, which has been described as a “white nationalism caucus” by critics.
As we all know, McCarthy once refused to punish Greene from Congress over her support for the Capitol insurrection and past comments that included calling for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to be assassinated and racist remarks about Black Lives Matter. Now she’s forming an offensive new caucus that literally screams white supremacy. They all might as well wear KKK hoods on the House floor.
Again, McCarthy and other GOP leaders can’t just merely say they reject this new caucus. Actions speak louder than words, and that means these members of Congress must be expelled. Anything less is unacceptable.
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