“The conspiracy theory, which has found a home on the periphery of the far right, basically states that a cabal of Jewish-led liberals is trying to take power by replacing white voters with non-whites by all necessary means, including immigration and interracial marriage,” NBC News reported. But if I can refute NBC News here, he’s also been embraced and promoted by top elected Republicans, like House number three Elise Stefanik.
Stefanik echoed that conspiracy theory last fall, saying in ads that Democrats were seeking to “overthrow our current electorate and create a permanent liberal majority in Washington.” A few months later, a racist mass shooter who believed in this conspiracy theory would murder 10 black New Yorkers going about their daily lives.
Ryan addressed the horrific hate crime at Monday’s event, saying the conspiracy theory “was the motivation for the shooting in Buffalo, where this shooter had all these great replacement theory writings that JD Vance is Okay”. It is a fact that the Republican has continually promoted this conspiracy theory. It’s not a big secret. Instead, he claimed that Ryan was “so desperate for political power that you will accuse me, the father of three beautiful biracial babies, of indulging in racism.” Vance’s wife, Usha Vance, is Native American.
Vance then accused Ryan of being “so desperate not to have a real job that you will slander me and my family. NBC News reported that Ryan, “with an amused expression on his face,” said he “touched a nerve with this guy.” Ryan clarified that he never raised Vance’s children. “Don’t spin this because you don’t want to talk about the fact that you’re with the extremists,” he said. The Democratic candidate’s account then shared footage of Vance’s interview promoting the conspiracy theory:
Vance can act, dodge and obfuscate all he wants, but he’s made embracing racist bullshit a core part of his campaign strategy. “Tens of millions of dollars were spent amplifying misinformation, xenophobia and white nationalist conspiracy theories among Ohioans as Vance and his fellow Republicans vied to curry favor with Donald Trump and his base. radicalized,” wrote America’s Voice political director Zachary Mueller. May.
He and the organization have regularly documented this extremism, also noting that Vance has joined Republicans in pushing the trope about immigrants and fentanyl. “Vance even went as far as to suggest that President Joe Biden intentionally allowed fentanyl into the United States through the southern border to kill MAGA voters,” America’s Voice said. But Vance’s own work on the opioid crisis is just as fraudulent as his line of attack, with his nonprofit a bit more only a front to funnel money to his political allies.
“There’s no big big conspiracy,” Ryan said in a debate remark reported by Newsweek. “It is a country that has been enriched by immigrants from all over the world.”
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