Since the election of President Joe Biden, a number of state legislators have proposed so-called “Second Amendment sanctuary” legislation to declare their states immune from federal gun-safety laws they consider unconstitutional. Such resolutions are legally problematic and threaten to override the very democratic systems upon which the country was built.
Following the release of the Biden administration’s immigration plans and priorities, former senior Trump officials such as Stephen Miller and Mark Morgan, who both maintain ties to anti-immigrant hate groups, reentered the public sphere determined to preserve the nativist status quo they left behind. Additionally, the Republican Party has greeted these individuals and their nativist worldviews with open arms.
A white nationalist propagandist who met with billionaire investor Peter Thiel has been deeply embedded in the movement for well over a decade, and has provided an ideological bridge between suit-and-tie white nationalism and its more violent fringe, according to leaked emails and texts shared with Hatewatch.