In a divided country, almost everything is the subject of partisan debate: The food we eat, the sports we watch, the public health precautions we take — all have all become partisan indicators as implicit as the elephant and the donkey.
However, traditionally there remained one little bit of common ground: The Nazis were bad. But the actions of Congressman Paul Gosar in recent months have tested that proposition.
First, the far-right Republican from Arizona was the much-touted surprise guest at an counter-CPAC event in February hosted by Nick Fuentes, a white nationalist who marched at the infamous neo-Nazi Charlottesville rally in 2017 where a neo-Nazi murdered a counter-protestor.
Gosar condemned “neocon control” in contrast to “America First” and he was followed by Fuentes praising the Capitol riot as “awesome” and arguing that if the United States “loses its white demographic core … then this is not America anymore.”
Then last week, Gosar a was revealed to be planning a campaign fundraiser with Fuentes, who has engaged in Holocaust denialism, praised segregation, and repeatedly made anti-Semitic comments.