Don’t be Shocked by The GOP’s Embrace of White Nationalism

 GOP’s full embrace of the white nationalist platform
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The Republican Party’s refusal to support a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol signals the GOP’s full embrace of the white nationalist platform.

Certainly, the conspiracy that Donald Trump was unfairly denied victory in the 2020 presidential election and the ouster of Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership role within the GOP after publicly denouncing this narrative both indicate how politically far right Republicans have moved in order to maintain relevance.

However, as I discuss in my book Homegrown Hate, based on more than a decade of research, the Republican Party’s worldview of white supremacy and an exclusive claim to what it means to be American have long been part of its strategy to assert political control.

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