Twitter backhands GOP Congressman for peddling racist 'great replacement' conspiracy theory
Republican United States Congressman Pete Sessions of Texas on Monday accused the Democratic Party of fomenting racial discrimination against White Americans during an appearance on The Stew Peters Show. Sessions expressed agreement with host Stew Peters, a right-wing propagandist on RedVoiceMedia.com, who claimed that Democrats are engaging in a "great replacement" – a dog whistle term for genocide – of White people in the United States with non-white immigrants from Central and Southern American nations.
“We’re being attacked at our southern border,” Peters said. “And they don’t want to talk about this because the great replacement is real. White Christian Americans, America First patriots, people who believe in conservative core values, they want them out and replaced. These people think for themselves. This isn't good, the human 2.0 that they want running around here. The Democrat Party claims to be anti-discrimination, yet they want more and more discrimination against certain groups all the time. Are you willing to say that the modern Democrat Party embraces racism against white people?”
Sessions jumped at the opportunity to promote the conservative conspiracy theory, for which he offered no evidence.
“Well, I don’t think there’s any question that they are pushing not just the narrative but the answers that would be exactly to that point,” Sessions replied. “When you look at the things which this Congress does, the conversation, when you look at the committee hearings, the outright lies that are being told about creation of wealth in this country, who is doing the things that are good for everybody, they’re attempting to throw that back. Not just on bankers, not just on the energy sector, not just on education, they are trying to throw this entire matter back.”
Watch below via Right Wing Watch:
Far-right broadcaster Stew Peters promoted the white nationalist "great replacement" conspiracy theory and then got GOP Rep. Pete Sessions to agree that "the modern Democrat Party embraces racism against white people." https://bit.ly/3K5KBt3\u00a0pic.twitter.com/n4vkA5THTo— Right Wing Watch (@Right Wing Watch) 1648567358
Twitter went into a rapid-response mode of calling out Peters and Sessions for their transparent bigotry-baiting.
They said the quiet part loud\u2026 to those who wonder why evangelicals vote overwhelmingly GOP, why the Dems can\u2019t get >40% of the white vote and why poor whites constantly \u201cvote against their interests\u201d\u2026 THIS RIGHT HERE \nThese folks see the GOP as the White Peoples Party.— KD (@KD) 1648572899
The party that has a white President, white Speaker of the House, and White Senate Majority Leader is racist against white people??— Daniel Dragoo (@Daniel Dragoo) 1648577055
This is some deeply fucked up thinking, the truth is immigration had slowed down since the trump administration and hasn\u2019t changed during the Biden administration either. The demographics show something much different than what this asshole is sayinghttps://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/why-u-s-population-growth-is-collapsing/ar-AAVzNzM\u00a0\u2026— Keenwa Acai (@Keenwa Acai) 1648567885
Why are republicans sounding more like rabid communists these days with slogans such as ' the great replacement ' which will inevitably lead to a ' great leap forward scenario'— oka oka (@oka oka) 1648567804
They want reasons to justify their hatred and violence. If they were frightened of going extinct they'd start having babies. Their fertility rate is 1.7 and dropping.— John Doe (@John Doe) 1648570308
White Christian and racist, just like lettuce bacon and tomato go well together— Hide Kawa (@Hide Kawa) 1648568930
The @GOP has become a far-right hate movement.— Carolyn from Maryland (@Carolyn from Maryland) 1648567685
There was plenty of additional fodder ripe for scorn.
I have a hard time taking a person named after soup seriously.— WaterMelanie10 (@WaterMelanie10) 1648567633
Again with the "Democrat" Party. Does this member of the Republic Party not know proper names of things?— Lee Grupsmith-Pedersen\ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08 (@Lee Grupsmith-Pedersen\ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08) 1648569958
Stew's gonna have a stress heart attack if he keeps this up. Poor guy. Image going around in this guy's skin. I feel much pity for him.— EveryPerson \ud83c\udf0a\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\udf0a\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\udf0a\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@EveryPerson \ud83c\udf0a\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\udf0a\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\udf0a\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1648570423
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