GOP’s New ‘Anglo-Saxon’ Caucus Brutally Dismantled by Historians as ‘American Fascists’

On Saturday, Newsweek unveiled a number of historians outraged by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) ‘s efforts to create an “America First” congressional caucus that would defend “Anglo-Saxon political traditions.”

Thomas Lacaque, Associate Professor of Medieval History at Grand View University, has not crushed any words: “These American fascists have no relationship with Anglos or Saxons, the terminology is clearly chosen on the right. However, they remind me of Beowulf – violent, vain, boastful fools who believe killing is government and will die if they do stupid shit and leave the nation in ruins. “

“There are no ‘Anglo-Saxon’ political traditions’ other than Margorie [sic] Taylor Greene is talking about old English documents and it is not, ”wrote the medieval scholar Mary Rambaran-Olm of the University of Toronto. “If she is to return to these, she must stop advocating the use of weapons. “Anglo-Saxon” is armed by the extreme right. She added that the term ‘Anglo-Saxon’ is a ‘racist dog whistle that is inaccurate and generally sucks balls’.

The new caucus, which Greene co-founded with Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and which aroused the interest of representatives Barry Moore (R-AL) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX), has even received criticism from other Republicans evoked.

Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), minority chairman of the House of Representatives, responded to the message by saying, “The Republican Party is Lincoln’s party, and the party with more opportunities for all Americans – not nativist dog whistles.” And Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), a frequent critic of Trump loyalists, has called for any Republican who joins the caucus to be exempted from committee duties and expelled from the Republican conference.

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