Delaware GOP Sticks with Senate Candidate Who Backs White Nationalist Group and QAnon - 2020-10-08
The Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in the state of Delaware, 32-year-old Lauren Witzke, has expressed support for the dangerous conspiracy theory movement QAnon and recently gave an interview to the white nationalist hate site VDARE, run by the VDARE Foundation, which she has often promoted on social media. On top of that, she's rallied with the neo-fascist street gang the Proud Boys, which the Southern Poverty Law Center considers a "general" hate group.
In the recent past, the Delaware Republican Party might have disavowed Witzke, who has little hope of ousting incumbent Democratic Sen. Chris Coons. But in today's hyperpolarized society, the state party is supporting Witzke, even in the face of mounting evidence of her far-right extremism.
In addition to the party's backing, Witzke has earned support from a Trump megadonor, Matt Miller, the president of the Indiana-based winnebago company Newmar, who donated the maximum allowed contribution of $2,800 to her campaign.