A Republican county committee in Idaho says it’s just trying to help one of its constituents get married. She happens to be an alt-right YouTuber who promotes “white genocide” theories, and she’s engaged to an Austrian white nationalist leader with alleged ties to the New Zealand mosque shooter.
The Kootenai County Republican Committee, representing the GOP in Idaho’s third-most-populous county, unanimously passed a resolution Monday to pressure the federal government to reinstate travel abilities for the Austrian fiancé, Martin Sellner, who leads the right-wing “Identitarian Movement Austria.” Sellner is engaged to Brittany Pettibone, an alt-right YouTuber who lives in the solidly-red county, and the two hope to wed in Idaho this summer.
Sellner says he lost his travel privileges after he was investigated by Austrian authorities following the two mosque shootings in Christchurch last month.
The Birchers, neo-confederates, nazis and neo-nazis, klansmen, and lost causers have always existed in American society, bubbling below the surface, every now and then belching up some noxious bile, but now that the Republican party has started to openly embrace them rather than just pander and dogwhisper to them, I don’t know how we put this genie back in the bottle. We’re going to be a majority minority nation with a petulant, armed, and violent minority causing problems for a century if we don’t crush this shit. There’s a reason these fuckers all worship Rhodesia and South Africa.