Just in from the Southern Poverty Law Center:
A U.S. State Department official oversaw the Washington, D.C.-area chapter of a white nationalist organization, hosted white nationalists at his home and published white nationalist propaganda online, Hatewatch has determined.
The official, Matthew Q. Gebert, works as a foreign affairs officer assigned to the Bureau of Energy Resources, a State Department spokesperson told Hatewatch. Online, and in private correspondences with other white nationalists, Gebert uses “Coach Finstock” as a pseudonym. Through that alias, he expressed a desire to build a country for whites only.
“[Whites] need a country of our own with nukes, and we will retake this thing lickety split,” “Coach Finstock” said on a May 2018 episode of “The Fatherland,” a white nationalist podcast. “That’s all that we need. We need a country founded for white people with a nuclear deterrent. And you watch how the world trembles.”
There’s much more to their report.
BREAKING: A current @StateDept official, Matthew Q. Gebert, oversaw a Washington D.C.-area chapter of a white nationalist organization, hosted white nationalists in his home & published white nationalist propaganda online, via @Hatewatch https://t.co/1nVu8BTOIy
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) August 7, 2019
Matthew Q. Gebert, operating as “Coach Finstock” worked with Michael “Enoch” Peinovich’s organization The Right Stuff (TRS).
Peinovich’s emails to a source helped corroborate his identity. Gebert and his wife are the third and fourth of TRS affiliates I’ve IDd this year.
— Michael Edison Hayden (@MichaelEHayden) August 7, 2019