Representante GOP. Paul Gosar to fundraise with purported Holocaust denier

Gosar will be joined by controversial America First Foundation founder Nick Fuentes on July 2 for a fundraiser event, de acuerdo con la advertisement, which was posted online on Tuesday.

Fuentes is a controversial figure who has been accused of being a Holocaust denier and has received considerable backlash from conservatives and liberals alike for his rhetoric both online and offline.

De acuerdo con la Canary Mission, an anti-Semitism watchdog, Fuentes “has celebrated political violence, spread racism and promoted White Nationalist ideologyand hasalso spread coronavirus anti-Semitism, pushed general anti-Semitism, mocked the Holocaust and promoted anti-Israel conspiracy theories.

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Adicionalmente, Fuentes is the founder of the far-right Groyper Army — which was deemed a White supremacist group by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) — and has been banned on YouTube and other social media platforms.

A livestream clip of Fuentes appearing to downplay or deny the extent of the Holocaust has circulated en línea.

The clip shows Fuentes answering a viewer question comparing the systematic murder of 6 million Jewish people in the Holocaust to baking cookies, while saying that 6 millón “batches of cookiescould not have beenbakedin five years.

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The math doesn’t quite seem to add up there, I don’t think you’d result in 6 millón,” Fuentes continued.

The podcast host added he didn’tbuy” la “6 million cookiesnumber before claiming he is anirony broand the tirade wasall irony.Fuentes later claimed the “galletas” comments were alampoonto The Washington Post.

Fuentes also defended his cookie comments as afunny jokein a November video and refused todisavowhis words.

The podcast host also tuiteó in October of last year that hisfavorite comedy routineis when he is grilled about his belief onwhether or not” 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust and if he felt remorse about itand then get red in the face and scream at me that I should be ashamed for being a mean person.

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Fuentes frequently claims to be engaging in irony or comedy in his messaging as a way to shield himself from criticism, but has aceptado in a video that irony isso importantin his communications as it givesa lot of cover and plausible deniability for [su] views.

A lot of these content creators will tell the audience explicitly, ‘When people say you’re racist for liking this or thinking this, just laugh at them. They can’t handle it — they’re sensitive babies,'” Jared Holt, a resident fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, dijo NPR en abril.

The advertisement does not provide information on the where and when the event will take place but does say more information will be released on July 1.

This is not the first event in which Gosar and Fuentes will appear together. The congressman spoke at an event put on by the America First PAC which also featured Fuentes as a speaker.

Neither Gosar’s campaign nor Fuentes responded to Fox News’ request for comment. Gosar appeared to address the controversy in a Pío Monday night.

Not sure why anyone is freaking out. I’ll say this: there are millions of Gen Z, Y and X conservatives. They believe in America First. They will not agree 100% on every issue. No group does. We will not let the left dictate our strategy, alliances and efforts. Ignore the left,” the congressman tweeted.

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