Rep. Paul Gosar’s Aide Linked to Online White Supremacist Content


FILE - Nick Fuentes right-wing podcaster, center, speaks in front of flags that say, "America First," at a pro-Trump march, Nov. 14, 2020, in Washington. Former President Donald Trump had dinner, Nov. 22, 2022, at his Mar-a-Lago club with the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, who is now known as Ye, as well as Nick Fuentes, who has used his online platform to spew antisemitic and white supremacist rhetoric. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
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In a bombshell revelation, Wade Searle, digital director for Republican U.S. Representative Paul Gosar, has been linked to white supremacist Nick Fuentes through several social media accounts. Searle’s association with Fuentes and neo-Nazi fascists dates back to before his tenure with Gosar and includes pledging allegiance to Fuentes’ America First movement.

Searle allegedly manages “Chikkenright” accounts, promoting far-right content, including transphobia, misogyny, and racist bigotry. Rep. Gosar, who was censored for tweeting a video suggesting violence against Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, hired Searle shortly after. Searle then promoted Gosar’s posts on Gab and other platforms known for far-right content.

Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona, takes an elevator as the House of Representatives prepares to vote on a resolution to formally rebuke him for tweeting an animated video that depicted him striking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., with a sword, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. In addition to the official censure, House Democrats want to oust him from his seats on the House Oversight Committee and the Natural Resources Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Gosar’s historical ties to extremism and conspiracy theories, plus his connection to Fuentes, continue to raise concerns about the role of far-right ideologies in U.S. politics.

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