State Department places employee on leave after its revealed he is a leader in the White Nationalist movement.

(According to SPLC the man highlighted in the front is Gebert.)

Courtesy of HuffPo:

The State Department has placed one of its employees on leave following a Wednesday expose from the Southern Poverty Law Center linking the man with white nationalist beliefs, according to reports from Politico and NBC News.

The employee, Matthew Q. Gebert, worked as a foreign affairs officer for the department’s Bureau of Energy Resources.

A State Department spokesperson did not immediately return a request for comment, and HuffPost was unable to reach Gebert.

The SPLC, which runs a blog monitoring extremism, outlined copious evidence tying Gebert to the white nationalist movement. He reportedly espoused alarming beliefs about his desire to see a white ethnostate in a May 2018 episode of “The Fatherland,” a white nationalist podcast.

“[Whites] need a country of our own with nukes, and we will retake this thing lickety split,” Gebert said under a pseudonym, Coach Finstock, the SPLC blog Hatewatch reported. “That’s all that we need. We need a country founded for white people with a nuclear deterrent. And you watch how the world trembles.”

Gebert, as Coach Finstock, also said he was prepared to lose his job over his beliefs because “this is the most important thing to me in my life” next to his family.

I am not surprised that this white nationalist was working in the State Department, I am only surprised that he is the only one that they have identified so far. 

My take is that the Trump Administration is bulging at the seams with these guys.

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  1. Anonymous August 10, 2019 at 11:27 am

    “My take is that the Trump Administration is bulging at the seams with these guys.”

    He joined the State Dept in 2013, lets see, who was President then?

    • Gryphen August 10, 2019 at 12:04 pm

      Oh my God, you discovered that President Obama was a secret racist filling the government with white supremacists

      Is that what passes for investigative reporting in your weekly meeting of the incels?

      Obama however did not put Jeff Sessions, Kris Kobach, or Stephen Miller in his administration.

      Like I said, bulging at the seams.

  2. puck August 10, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    if he does his job and leave his beliefs at home, then he should be able to keep his job. freedom of speech is a right we ALL have. of course, if they do find him leaking it is time to go.

    • Be Good August 10, 2019 at 6:39 pm

      That is not freedom of speech. Freedom of speech is about calling out government abuse not about protesting against having anyone but white people as citizens with civil rights… Un-American to the core. Many have been called out on “public freakout” and lost their jobs for less. We the taxpayers are paying this guys salary, pension, healthcare etc. Let’s compare Peter Strzok’s situation. Shall we?

  3. puck August 10, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    i forgot too add-he should be investigated. anyone working for the goverment should be looked into. quietly. i think it still it is free speech. we all have it or no one has it. you can’t start chipping here ,chipping there,because if you do, bam, you are in nazi land. look, i don’t like it anymore than you, but that is the way the country was set up.

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