In viral video, leader of #LasVegas chapter of Turning Point USA seen giving Alt-Right “OK” sign while friend screams, “We’re gonna run the world! White Power! Fuck N*****s!” Was seen giving same hand sign at recent “Build the Wall” rally. CW: Racial Slurs https://t.co/f0IwuCWAsR pic.twitter.com/qcQIFTzk8i
— It’s Going Down (@IGD_News) May 10, 2019
Aren’t they just adorable?
Here are your future Republican leaders’ folks, so much like the current ones.
Of course, Turning Point USA would like you to know that they do not condone this type of behavior (being caught on video) and they are definitely, probably going to address this issue.
Courtesy of TPM:
TPUSA released a statement on its Twitter account saying it had “permanently removed the student from any current or future involvement with our organization.” The group made no comment on the other two individuals seen in the video. It also seemed to hedge slightly on Grisar’s culpability, saying that TPUSA had a zero-tolerance policy for hate “no matter the medium or how dated the act or comment.”
TPM’s requests to the UNLV chapter of TPUSA to confirm the identities of the people in the video went unanswered. A TPUSA national spokesperson said he could not identify the other two people in the video. A spokesperson for UNLV confirmed to TPM that a student named Riley Grisar attends the school as an undergraduate and added: “The abhorrent views and language expressed in the video are antithetical to the values of diversity and inclusion that we espouse at UNLV every day. This matter, as well as the interactions that took place on campus last week, has been referred to the appropriate departments for review.”
Racism within TPUSA’s ranks is nothing new. As several outlets noted Friday, from the-then national field director saying she hates black people to anti-Semitic twitter jokes, the group has repeatedly had to answer for members’ bigoted comments after they’ve been publicly exposed.
Does anybody really believe this conservative group espouses the “values of diversity and inclusion?”
Yeah, me neither.