Republican Lawmakers Attend Conference Held by Holocaust Revisionist

U.S. lawmakers Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar attended and spoke at a conference organized by Nick Fuentes who has been deemed a 'white supremacist' by the Justice Department

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U.S. Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) waves from the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, U.S. February 26, 2022.
U.S. Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) waves from the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, U.S. February 26, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Marco Bello
Ben Samuels
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WASHINGTON – Republican members of Congress attended a white nationalist group's conference this weekend, organized by a Holocaust revisionist who has openly questioned the number of Jews killed by the Nazis.

Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar spoke at the America First Political Action Committee's conference, held in Orlando, Florida and organized by Nick Fuentes — who has been deemed a "white supremacist" by the Justice Department.

Gosar was the only lawmaker to attend last year's conference, and subsequently held a fundraiser with Fuentes last summer. Greene's participation makes her the second Republican member of Congress to openly associate herself with Fuentes, who has been banned from numerous social media platforms for his views.

Fuentes told the crowd that the group's "secret sauce" was "young, white men," urging the crowd to give a round of applause for Russia before the crowd started chanting "Putin, Putin!"

Greene then told the conference attendees that they represented "cancelled Americans," adding that they had "been handed the responsibility to fight for our Constitution and stand for our freedoms, and stop the Democrats who are the communist party of the United States of America."

Fuentes also said "the U.S. government has become the 'Great Satan' that many have called it," echoing terminology coined by Iran's late Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini. Fuentes then mocked mainstream media for comparing Russian President Vladimir Putin to Hitler, saying "they say that's not a good thing" before laughing and adding "I shouldn't have said that. What other way is there to say it, of course that's a terrible comparison" to chuckles from the crowd.

The Republican Jewish Coalition, who slammed Gosar for his participation last year, said it "condemns in the strongest possible terms Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s appearance at the white nationalist America First Political Action Conference (AFPAC) with Nazi-sympathizer Nick Fuentes."

The RJC added that "it is appalling and outrageous that a Member of Congress would share a platform with an individual who has actively spread antisemitic bile, mocked the Holocaust, and promoted dangerous anti-Israel conspiracy theories. We also condemn Congressman Paul Gosar’s participation in the same event via video address after appearing in person last year. This has absolutely no place in the Republican Party, and RJC will actively oppose anyone who associates with Nick Fuentes, AFPAC, and their ilk."

Greene attended the more mainstream Conservative Political Action Conference across town shortly after addressing the America First conference.

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