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GOP Lawmakers Start 'America First Caucus' Favoring 'Uniquely Anglo-Saxon Political Traditions'

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After former President Donald Trump embraced white nationalism under the guise of an "America First" policy, his Republican supporters in Congress have grown more and more blatant in their white supremacist messaging.

From mocking Vice President Kamala Harris' name, to calling the election of Muslim lawmakers to Congress an "Islamic invasion," to defending election laws that disproportionately suppress the votes of Black Americans, far-right lawmakers are saying the quiet part out loud.

In the most blatant testament yet to this agenda, a number of Congressional Republicans have started the America First Caucus, and its mission is setting off alarm bells.

In a document obtained by Punchbowl News, the Caucus' stance on immigration is perhaps the most disturbing:

"America is a nation with a border, and a culture, strengthened by a common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions. History has shown that societal trust and political unity are threatened when foreign citizens are imported en-masse into a country, particularly without institutional support for assimilation and an expansive welfare state to bail them out should they fail to contribute positively to the country."

In its infrastructure section, it goes on to emphasize the value of "European architecture":

"The America First Caucus will work towards an infrastructure that reflects the architectural, engineering and aesthetic value that befits the progeny of European architecture, whereby public infrastructure must be utilitarian as well as stunningly, classically beautiful, befitting a world power and source of freedom."

The Caucus is tied to Republican Representatives Paul Gosar of Arizona and QAnon-supporting Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, though Louie Gohmert of Texas and Barry Moore have also expressed intentions to join.

People saw right through the dog whistles—including their colleagues in Congress.








Several called for answers from House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) while calling out his fealty to the extremist members of Congress.



Greene and Gosar have yet to address the backlash.