Arizona Republican Senate candidate Blake Masters recently called for the United States to privatize Social Security.
Democrats—and most of Twitter—are incredulous.
Masters, a venture capitalist who has the backing of former Republican President Donald Trump, made his suggestion of privatizing Social Security during a primary debate hosted by FreedomWorks—a conservative advocacy organization.
"We got to cut the knot at some point though because I'll tell you what, I'm not going to receive Social Security. I'm a millennial."
"We need fresh and innovative thinking, maybe we should privatize Social Security. Private retirement accounts, get the government out of it."
You can view a clip of Masters' comments below:
Masters was one of the most conservative among Arizona's Republican primary candidates. In the August 2 primary, Masters joined other MAGA candidates like Kari Lake and Mark Finchem who won the GOP nomination and will appear on November’s midterm ballot.
Masters' suggestion to end Social Security failed to resonate with the public.
Not only has Masters boosted Trump's conspiracy theory the 2020 election was rigged, but he also claimed the gender pay gap is a "fake left-wing narrative" and publicly blamed gun violence on Black people and "gang violence."
During the same podcast appearance where he blamed Black people for gun violence, Masters also referred to Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson as an "affirmative action candidate" and a "horrible pick" before her confirmation.