From Dr. Oz in front of Hitler’s car to Marjorie Taylor Greene spouting the Great Replacement Theory to the GOP supporting Kanye West—the message is clear.
t a Thursday night fundraiser, Pennsylvania Senate nominee Dr. Mehmet Oz gave a speech in front of one of Adolf Hitler’s cars, which appeared in the background of attendees’ photos. Also attending the event, which yes, was at a museum, were National Republican Senatorial Committee chair Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fl.) and Nevada Senate Nominee Adam Laxalt. I wrote that one possibility for how the hell this happened was that it was “an intentional wink to the fascist elements of the Republican party.”
Just days later, Republicans are doing a lot more than winking.
The Holocaust–minimizing Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) was on hand at former President Donald’s Trump’s Sunday rally for Arizona’s Republican nominees, including Kari Lake and Blake Masters, where she told supporters that immigrants are “replacing your jobs” and “replacing your culture.” The language is pulled straight from the white supremacist Great Replacement Theory, which Gwen Snyder described in a Jezebel feature as “a mainstream-friendly laundering of neo-Nazi white genocide conspiracy theory from the 1970s, which contends that a secret Jewish elite is conspiring to replace white people with people of color.”
But Republican leadership doesn’t seem to care about this vile racism and anti-Semitism—they probably even welcome it! Greene recently sat directly behind House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Ca.) at an event, and the Associated Press said top Republicans’ embrace of her “signaled a stark normalizing of the most extreme elements in the Republican Party.”