Wyoming GOP Hails “Awesome” Extremist Site Gab

Media Matters reports:

The Wyoming Republican Party recently told followers that “Gab is an awesome platform … Head over to Gab and follow us.” Gab is a social media site that caters to white nationalists and antisemites and is led by an antisemite who has said he wants to exclude Jewish people from political life.

Gab is a haven for far-right users, including many who have been banned from other platforms. The site has been an echo chamber for users who post violent threats. One of its users was the gunman who allegedly killed 11 people at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue in 2018.

A June 1 report by the Stanford Internet Observatory analyzed content on Gab and concluded that “extreme anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic content is rife, with open praise of Nazism, encouragement of violence against minorities, and ‘Great Replacement’ narratives.”

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The Wyoming GOP currently holds the governorship, the state’s sole US House seat, and both US Senate seats.

It also holds supermajorities in both chambers of the state legislature.

Last year the Wyoming GOP voted to no longer recognize Rep. Liz Cheney as a Republican.

Wyoming GOP chairman Frank Eathorne [photo] is a “proud” member of the Oath Keepers.