White Republican extremists are creating a new caucus aimed to protect “Anglo-Saxon political traditions.”
There’s a group of super-conservative House Republicans who are looking to launch an “America First Caucus” that would protect “Anglo-Saxon political traditions.” One of the group’s leaders is Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., NBC News reports. Others include Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, who said Tuesday that he is “looking at” joining. “There is an America First Caucus,” he said. According to the news outlet, the group’s members are allegedly known for being racist.
“America is a nation with a border, and a culture, strengthened by a common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions,” reads a seven-page document from the group. It goes on to say, “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.”
The document also states the group wants to start building structures that emulate European architecture. The conversation has started in Congress; the document states that as long as befit “the progeny of European architecture, whereby public infrastructure must be utilitarian as well as stunningly, classically beautiful, befitting a world power and source of freedom.”
Greene has been a supporter of several dangerous and offensive movements and ideologies, including the QAnon conspiracy movement. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has also blasted her for spreading “loony lies.” Back in February, House democrats removed her from committees.
On Friday, Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn. tweeted that it would be in the country’s best interest not to amplify or pay attention to their movement. “Don’t say the names of the people joining the ‘America First Caucus.’ Don’t amplify their hate and ignorance. Don’t share their propaganda and enhance their fundraising. They are as relevant or irrelevant as WE make them. Ignorance isn’t bliss, but it’s better than amplification,” Phillips wrote.