Oh, dear, he used his inside voice and was overheard:
A white nationalist who marched in Charlottesville last year was elected precinct officer in Washington State’s Republican Party last week.
James Allsup, 22, was elected as the GOP’s precinct committee officer for Precinct 129 in Whitman County, The Daily Beast reported Tuesday.
Allsup was filmed attending the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville Virginia, where white nationalists chanted anti-semitic slogans and clashed with protesters. The 2017 Washington State University graduate is also affiliated with Identity Evropa, an organization that has been labelled as white supremacist.
Despite his questionable affiliations, Allsup went unchallenged in his run for office.
That’s a qualification for his office in the GOP, that’s not a bug. And bet me that some of his voters certainly see it that way.
Last week, the 22-year-old told Identity Evropa’s podcast that he now had “a seat at the table” from which he could bring other like-minded individuals into the party fold.
“You have a seat at the table,” he said. “And that’s the most important thing, getting that seat at the table, and you can get that seat at the table by, yes, showing up, yes, by bringing people in.”
Allsup, I got news for you: they are already there.
The Whitman County GOP office could not be reached for comment.
Of course, White Like She, Cathy McMorris Rodgers immediately started posturing:
— Cathy McMorris Rodgers (@TeamCMR) June 6, 2018
And oddly silence from other Washington state Republicans:
Pluralist reached out to several other Washington State Republicans who could not be reached for comment.
Allsup’s election comes as part of a trend of white nationalists running for office across the country.
You don’t say?