Have you ever made a racist or antisemitic statement? Do you have Nazi sympathizers on your staff? If you’ve done something that would normally keep you out of politics, you’re in good company here in the GOP. And it’s ok because we’ve decided we’re OK with it. 👌
Here at the Republican Nationalist Convention, we will all come together to support a diverse array of Republicans, whether they’ve done something repugnant or just refused to disavow our party. Here’s a breakdown of our members and candidates.
Compared Covid-19 Safety Measures to the Holocaust
Has Used Antisemitic Tropes Or Praised Nazis
Known White Nationalist On Staff
Lies About Black Lives Matter And Structural Racism
Met With White Supremacists
Posted On Instagram From Hitler's Vacation Home
Spreads Fears About Muslim People
Voted To Keep Children in Cages
President Donald J. TrumpOur fearless leader, President Donald J. Trump.
Sen. Ted Cruz (TX)This Texas Senator proudly introduced a resolution condemning antisemitism — a bold move he backed up by accusing Jews of owning the media, using the Holocaust as a political tool to attack women of color, and launching into a Twitter tirade against a city council resolution...condemning antisemitism. Why? It's a mystery — just like the identity of the Zodiac killer.
Stephen MillerStephen Miller is the chief architect of the trump administration's white nationalist policies, from the Muslim Ban to immigrant family separation. His rabbi and members of his own family may have disowned him, but he's found a home with far-right outlets like VDARE and InfoWars.
Steve BannonAs the former Chief Strategist for President Trump, Bannon was behind some of the administration's biggest white nationalist policies, including the Muslim Ban and the attempt to add a citiizenship question to the census. As of last week, he's now following in a proud tradition of indicted Trump campaign employees.
Sebastian GorkaThis former Deputy Assistant to President Trump is well known for his ties to the Order of Vitézi Rend, a far-right Hungarian group aligned with Nazis. He has publicly disavowed the group — but he continues to meet regularly with white nationalists and vocally support Trump's Muslim Ban.
Rudy GiulianiThis former mayor, former presidential candidate, and former advisor to the President has a long history of attacks on Black and Muslim communities. In Dec. 2019, Giuliani described himself as "more of a Jew than George Soros is."
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (TX-02)This Texas Congressman is a rising star in the party. He's best known for being a former administrator of a white nationalist Facebook group, as well as regularly parroting xenophobic talking points about immigrants and asylum seekers.
Madison CawthornYou won't want to miss the righteous furor of this rising star — he's at the top of our bucket list! In 2017, Cawthorn posted enthusiastically on Instagram about his trip to Hitler's vacation house. Now, he's an exciting new Congressional candidate.
Heather Scott (ID HD-1A)In 2017, Idaho State Rep. Heather Scott defended white nationalism on her Facebook page. In 2020, she's upped her rhetoric, saying that COVID-19 safety measures are "no different" than Nazi concentration camps.
Cris Dush (PA HD-66)Pennsylvania State Rep. Cris Dush boldly compared Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic to the Nazi and Soviet regimes.
Ben Carpenter (AK HD-29)Alaska's Ben Carpenter compared COVID-19 health measures to the Holocaust — then he doubled down by claiming that "People want to say Hitler was a white supremacist. No. He was fearful of the Jewish nation."
CO House Minority Leader Patrick NevilleColorado’s Republican House Minority Leader Patrick Neville said that COVID-19 stay-home orders are leading to a “Gestapo-like mentality.”
Andrew Brenner (OH SD-19)This Ohio State Senator compared COVID-19 health and safety precautions to the Holocaust, likening statements from Dr. Amy Acton, the Jewish Ohio Department of Health director, to the Nazi regime.
Donald Trump, Jr.Despite holding no public office, Donald Trump Jr has a strong track record of antisemitism on behalf of his father's campaign — from amplifying neo-Nazis to comparing the DNC platform to the Nazi Party to promoting Soros conspiracy theories.
Vice President Mike PenceOur Vice President. Mother said he could be here.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23)In October 2018, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tweeted out an accusation that three Jewish billionaires were trying to "BUY" the midterms elections. He posted this a day after a pipe bomb was found in George Soros' mail and just days before the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh.
Rep. Steve Scalise (LA-01)In 2002, this Louisiana Congressman and House Minority Whip spoke at a convention for EURO, a white nationalist group founded by former KKK grand wizard David Duke. In 2020, we're thrilled to have him speaking at OUR convention.
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)Our Senate Majority Leader describes himself as the Grim Reaper — responsible for blocking dozens of Democratic and bipartisan House bills on issues including voting rights, protecting DACA, and combating LGBTQ+ discrimination.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01)This Texas Congressman claimed Obama officials were part of the Muslim Brotherhood, promoted antisemitic conspiracy theories about George Soros on Fox News, and voiced his opposition to LGBTQ+ rights by talking about gay space colonies. Nobody does it quite like Louie Gohmert.
Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA)This Georgia Senator has the entrepreneurial spirit to profit off of a pandemic, and the courage to oppose the modern Civil Rights movement. While most famous for her insider trading, in recent weeks, Loeffler has staked her campaign on boldly accusing Black Lives Matter of antisemitism in an attempt to hurt the progressive movement.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (FL-01)This Florida Congressman is leading the charge to secure the existence of our people and a future for white children. In 2018, he invited a Holocaust denier to the State of the Union. In 2020, he’s going even bigger — endorsing QAnon supporters like Marjorie Taylor Greene and directly echoing white nationalist rhetoric.
Sen. David Perdue (R-GA)This Georgia Senator is determined to keep globalists and their big noses out of our personal freedoms and political system. In July 2020, his campaign ran a Facebook ad digitally enlarging the nose of his Jewish opponent, Jon Ossoff — something Perdue refuses to apologize for.
Marjorie Taylor GreeneGreene is a proud QAnon supporter who is deeply committed to sharing racist videos and posing for photos with neo-Nazis — and she just won the GOP primary to represent Georgia’s 14th Congressional District.
Rep. Doug Collins (GA-09)This Georgia Congressman proudly defended President Trump's Muslim Ban and has a track record of voting for the policies that will hurt immigrants most. Now he's challenging Sen. Kelly Loeffler — a match between two real right-wing heavyweights.
Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01)In his 2018 campaign for Congress, the NRCC ran an ad for Hagedorn called "Owns" which used the Soros conspiracy theory as a way to fearmonger about Black Lives Matter and attack his Democratic opponent. Hagedorn echoed this same rhetoric in 2020, describing Black Lives Matter as "at war with our country, our beliefs and western culture."
Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-05)In 2019, this Alabama Congressman quoted from Hitler's Mein Kampf on the floor of Congress, making history by reading Adolf into the Congressional Record. The Alabama Holocaust Commission condemned his actions — but he refused to be cancelled (or apologize).
Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-04)This Arizona Congressman (and dentist!) has a long history of bigotry — from spreading antisemitic lies that George Soros was behind the violence in Charlottesville in 2017 to regularly posting and retweeting racist and Nazi accounts to posing for a photo with Proud Boys on the Fourth of July. (Don't forget to floss!)