Paul Nehlen, a GOP congressional candidate challenging House Speaker Paul in Wisconsin, has been under fire for his fringe views and tweets that are seen as anti-Semitic and/or racist. He decided to put an end to the criticism … by tweeting a list of verified Twitter users he claims have “attacked” him in the past month, categorizing each as a “Jew” or a “non-Jew.”
Who thought that was a good idea?
Nehlen and … no one else, probably. He was supported by former White House adviser Steve Bannon and Breitbart News when he ran against Ryan in the 2016 GOP primary, but even Breitbart pulled away after Nehlen appeared on a white supremacist podcast in December.
“‘Swindler’s List’? Paul Nehlen just went full-blown Nazi and it’s ‘effing INSANE’” was Twitchy’s take, while the Daily Wire reported, “Anti-Semite Paul Nehlen Makes List of Jews. Internet Destroys Him.”
A simple pro-tip from Glenn on today’s show: “Don’t make a list of Jewish enemies, or any other list of enemies based on, you know, ethnic background.”
People like Nehlen have always existed, but unfortunately, now they have social media to help them spew hate.
“This guy’s a flameout,” Glenn said. “He is grasping for anything to help him keep afloat as he aims for Ryan’s House seat again this year.”