Over the past few weeks, Donald Trump Jr. and Charlie Kirk have been heckled by other Conservatives. The group which shouted down Kirk and Trump Jr. are called Groypers and are led by Nicholas Fuentes. The Groypers believe that the Republican agenda needs to be pushed farther to the right.
One Conservative pundit who is supportive of the Groyper movement is Michelle Malkin. Today, the Young American Foundation fired Malkin over her alignment with the group.
Ben Shapiro is another Conservative who has been target by the group. Shapiro has blasted Fuentes as a Holocaust denier and proponent of racial segregation.
Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw has also been a target of the Groypers. After hostile questions at an Arizona State University event, Crenshaw asked, “What do you call yourselves? The ‘Groppers’? It’s a very strange name. These guys are the Alt Right 2.0.”
Even Sebastian Gorka, known for his anti-immigration views has taken issue with the group and its founder. Gorka has remarked that Fuentes is an, “anti-Semitic, Holocaust denying grifter.”
Malkin, though, has been complimentary of the group, leading to her YAF ouster. The organization tweeted, “There is no room in mainstream conservatism or at YAF for holocaust deniers, white nationalists, street brawlers, or racists.”
There is no room in mainstream conservatism or at YAF for holocaust deniers, white nationalists, street brawlers, or racists.
Our full statement below: pic.twitter.com/b5EB7P53v3
— YAF (@yaf) November 17, 2019
Following her firing, Malkin did not back down from her support of Fuentes. She tweeted, “The Keepers of the Gate have spoken. America First My defense of unjustly prosecuted Proud Boys, patriotic young nationalists/groypers & demographic truth-tellers must not be tolerated. SPLC is cheering.”
The Keepers of the Gate have spoken. #AmericaFirst is not "mainstream." My defense of unjustly prosecuted Proud Boys, patriotic young nationalists/groypers & demographic truth-tellers must not be tolerated. SPLC is cheering. https://t.co/yYyqocx1T5
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) November 17, 2019
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