Gavin McInnes says he's quitting Proud Boys to protect members charged in NYC brawl - 2018-11-22
The inflammatory Canadian far-right pundit made the announcement on Wednesday in a 36-minute YouTube video.
"I am officially disassociating myself from the Proud Boys in all capacities, forever. I quit," McInnes said, reading from a script. "I was never the leader, only the founder."
The move comes two days after the Guardian reported that the FBI dubbed the organization "an extremist group with ties to white nationalism," citing an internal affairs memo produced by Washington state law enforcement. The group has no such designation in Canada.