Again, from HuffPo. Republican Senate candidate Mastriano has strange bedfellows.
Mere hours after a white supremacist massacred 11 worshippers in a Pittsburgh synagogue in October 2018, Andrew Torba, CEO and founder of the social media site Gab, gloated about all the web traffic his platform was receiving.
“We have been getting 1 million hits an hour all day,” Torba wrote via Gab’s Twitter account. Gab had drawn national scrutiny immediately after the bloodshed in Pittsburgh because the killer, Robert Bowers, was a prolific and verified user of the site. He’d posted neo-Nazi propaganda and calls for violence against Jewish people, whom he called the “children of Satan.
“We’re taking back this country for the glory of God and there’s absolutely nothing you can do to stop us,” Torba wrote. “We are playing the long game and unlike most of you, we have children and thus the future belongs to us because we are raising them up with a Biblical worldview.”
“Keep writing,” Torba continued. “You’re only making us stronger and galvanizing support from the base. After six years you guys still don’t get it and it’s hilarious. Repent now and accept Jesus Christ into your heart. Every knee will bow, yours included.”
All House Republicans vote against bill probing Neo Nazis in the military and police.
The stark divide between Democrat and Republican support for the amendment is a reminder of how the genuine national security problem of white supremacist infiltration of government agencies has instead been turned into a partisan football.
“We just voted to combat neo-Nazis in our military and every single Republican voted no,”tweetedNew Jersey Democratic Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr.
There’sno questionthat white supremacists have infiltrated the ranks of the armed forces. In recent years,violent neo-Nazisandpreppy white supremacistsalike have been exposed as active-duty members of the military. A Pentagon report last year, obtained byRoll Call, described the inroads that white supremacists were building into the military in an effort to recruit “highly prized” active-duty personnel.