You can always count on the racist wing of the conservative caucus to stir up trouble anyway they can. And if Rep Steve King (R-batshit) is thrown into the mix it’s guaranteed to be even funnier and nuttier. But the growing ties between the GOP and white nationalists are anything but funny:
TPM— A Republican witness at today’s House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on legislation making English the official language of the United States is from an organization with ties to racism.Dr. Rosalie Porter, chairwoman of the board of ProEnglish, is testifying in support of the “English Language Unity Act of 2011” before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution on Thursday morning.
ProEnglish is headed by executive director Robert Vandervoort, who came under fire for hosting a panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this year featuring Peter Brimelow of the website VDARE, an organization labeled as a white nationalist hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The panel also featured a speech from then-National Review editor John Derbyshire, who would later be fired from the magazine for writing a racist article in the wake of the shooting of Trayvon Martin.
Porter also spoke on the CPAC panel, where the immigrant and former bilingual teacher called bilingual education an “insane idea.”
Not sure what qualifies as “palling around with terrorists,” but I bet that comes close. Nevertheless, take heart conservatives! If traditional DC media has taught me anything over the last few days, it’s that electing a teaparty scam artist with the last name of Cruz down in Texas resolved every problem with future Latino demographics and the unbridled racism afflicting the modern GOP.