Arizona Senator Wendy Rogers (R, of course) has been censured after a speech defending white nationalist Nick Fuentes, and you’ll be able to see a short clip of him speaking here too — but be warned, it’s not safe for work and contains a particularly odious racial slur.
Here’s Rogers, a state Senator, endorsed by former President Donald Trump, defending Fuentes. According to her, he’s the most persecuted man in America, and that’s why she respects him. This all comes, according to her, for “just saying things the media and the far left doesn’t like.”
If you pay attention at this point in the clip, you can hear someone in the audience shout, “The n-word!” before others break into cheers.
In an unhinged prerecorded message to AFPAC Friday night, Arizona state Rep. Wendy Rogers heaped praise on white nationalist Nick Fuentes and his "Groyper" followers: “I truly respect Nick because he’s the most persecuted man in America." https://t.co/VtX7f6hlVS pic.twitter.com/wFNWTCdF2C
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) February 28, 2022
This, she calls, is a matter of “standing up to tyranny,” and being “separate[d] from…the losers.” She compares Fuentes to the Founding Fathers and Jesus, who don’t “water down their speech.”
For Nick, she has a message: “Please keep doing what you’re doing.
This, below, is what Fuentes is doing. Again, remember this clip contains a racial slur, specifically the n-word, so view with caution.
Given that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is a regular guest on Steve Bannon's "War Room" program, how do you suppose he feels about her aligning herself with Nick Fuentes, who recently called Bannon as a "fat r*tard" who is trying to "flood the zone with ni**er votes"? https://t.co/ysBzb28xv8 pic.twitter.com/8RCRAkR8UQ
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) February 26, 2022
If you found yourself understandably unable to watch, here’s a partial transcript.
“People accuse us of hating Black people, but we’re the only ones who treat Back people with actual respect, honestly. Respect enough to tell them, ‘Hey, stop committing crimes!’ ‘Stop being so illiterate in schools!’ And when they’re cool, we’re just cool with them, you know?”
This is before he starts talking about Steve Bannon — who he describes as trying to “flood the zone with [n-slur] votes.”
For Wendy Rogers’ part, after being censured by her state legislature, including a majority of Republicans, she borrowed a line often used to defend Trump, declaring that people were merely upset about her “mean tweets.”
Summary of the censure “we don’t like your mean tweets.”
— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) March 1, 2022
According to AZFamily, it was the aforementioned support of Fuentes and alignment with white supremacists, along with calling for her political opponents to be hanged as criminals, that resulted in her censure, not the “mean tweets” or the “forbidden stuff” she reserves for her Telegram and Gab accounts.
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