GOP-backed Senate candidate Lauren Witzke appeared in a video for a white nationalist website to push racist tropes - 2020-10-05

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F0.png GOP-backed Senate candidate Lauren Witzke appeared in a video for a white nationalist website to push racist tropes October 5, 2020, Eric Hananoki, MediaMatters

Republican Senate candidate Lauren Witzke is continuing her outreach to white nationalists by promoting her campaign in a video interview with the white nationalist site VDare. The Delaware Republican Party has continued backing Witzke despite her appeals to far-right extremists.

Witzke is running for the U.S. Senate in Delaware against incumbent Democratic Sen. Chris Coons. As Media Matters and others have documented, Witzke has frequently interacted with white nationalists and anti-Semites during her campaign. She has also praised the violent neo-fascist Proud Boys for helping her campaign.

Additionally, Witzke is a supporter of QAnon, the violence-linked conspiracy theory that started on message boards and has been labeled a potential domestic terror threat by the FBI.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = Eric | last = Hananoki | title = GOP-backed Senate candidate Lauren Witzke appeared in a video for a white nationalist website to push racist tropes | url = https://www.mediamatters.org/vdare/gop-backed-senate-candidate-lauren-witzke-appeared-video-white-nationalist-website-push | work = MediaMatters | date = October 5, 2020 | accessdate = October 6, 2020 }}