Democrats Fear 'Unity Ticket'
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It’s better to get more independents in at the State & congressional levels than long shot vanity bids. Especially when we have a major political party openly playing footsie with insane conspiracy theorists, bigotry & seditionists. As Fox News’ history of lies is being finally put under the microscope. As DeSantis wears heels. 😑
Oh & like I said last night on the Rosendale neo-nazi thread on PW: The funny thing is that this congressman has a trail of these incidents. Like does he have some weird nazi attracting pheromones? 🤨”
But as both American Ledger & media matters have noted, the Congressman has a interesting history of repeating running into or interacting with people with these backgrounds.