Coordination Between the Proud Boys and the Mob Trump Sent to the Capitol
We begin and explore the connection made between the far-right militias and Trump’s call on January 6 for the mob to march on the Capitol and “fight like hell” that were made in the first hearing of the House Select Committee on Thursday and speak with Joseph Lowndes, a Professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon and an expert on conservatism, social movements, the GOP, race and elections. He is the author of From the New Deal to the New Right: Race and the Southern Origins of Modern Conservatism, and co-author of Producers, Parasites, Patriots: Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity. He has an article at The Washington Post, “The homegrown version of ‘replacement theory’ adopted by the GOP” and we discuss his article at joelowndes.org, “Enrique Tarrio’s Winter Palace” and how Fox News, in counterprogramming against all the other networks carrying Thursday’s hearing, did not take commercial breaks so as to keep their audience insulated from the truth.
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