Tennessee Republican Senator Hires Adviser Known for Racist Writings

Julia Hahn, a former Trump aide with a long history of racist writings
-A +A

Photo: SPLC

An anti-immigrant extremist with ties to the white nationalist movement is presently advising Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN), according to a new report published in Hatewatch. Julia Hahn, a former Trump aide with a long history of racist writings, was hired in January.

Hatewatch previously reported on the former Trump deputy communications director’s ties to extremists last fall.

“Especially following the violence of January 6th, Julia Hahn and others who carry and perpetuate extremist views have no place in the U.S. Capitol,” said Michael Edison Hayden, Senior Investigative Reporter who authored the report. “We have all now seen the result of former President Trump’s emboldening of white nationalists and the extremist movement, which happened during her tenure. For her to continue on in government is an insult to all Americans.”

During the final year of a Trump presidency, racist conspiracy theories and white nationalist ideology were propelled into the political mainstream. Hahn has trafficked in both.

The report found:

Hahn is connected to the white nationalist non-profit VDARE. VDARE has published apologia regarding the ideologies espoused by far-right terrorists and has defended the white supremacist Unite the Right rally staged in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017.

Before joining the Trump White House as an aide, Hahn attended a writer’s workshop hosted by The Social Contract Press, a white nationalist hate group, the emails McHugh leaked to Hatewatch revealed.

She also had previously met with white nationalist Scott Greer, who was fired by the Daily Caller after news surfaced that he wrote for white nationalist Richard Spencer’s publication Radix Journal under a pseudonym.

Hahn also collaborated with staff at the anti-immigrant hate group Center for Immigration Studies to write articles portraying non-white immigrants in a negative light, the emails showed.

The report is based upon hundreds of private correspondences that were leaked to SPLC by former Breitbart News editor Katie McHugh, Hahn’s former friend and colleague. The authenticity of the emails described has not been questioned.

Read the full report here.

For more information, visit www.splcenter.org.

Also Check Out...

Florida Republicans intentionally targeted Black voters when they enacted new voting restrictions last year, the justice departm
Florida Republicans Targeted
Caribbrew is a coffee, tea, and chocolate company that offers customers premium products sourced and produced in Haiti.
Black-Owned Caribbrew Coffee
bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling will make his second title defense against former champ T.J. Dillashaw on October 22nd.
Sterling To Make UFC Title Defense
Puerto Rico 1965-1990 immerses readers in a time and place rich with both culture and contradictions.
Book: “Puerto Rico 1965-1990”
Puma Cricket is garnering all the attention after the company came to the rescue of Winston Benjamin,
Former Antiguan Cricketer’s Plea
"I support Cheney because she actually supports the election results. She's a true Republican and always has been."
Cheney Fighting To Retain Seat