Michael Peroutka —a neo-Confederate “still angry” Maryland didn’t secede during Civil War, & who’s refused to disavow his past membership in white supremacist group League of the South — has won the GOP nomination to be Maryland’s next attorney general. https://t.co/V2d8ezKG7E— Christopher Mathias (@letsgomathias) July 20, 2022
read this extensive @cam_joseph profile on Peroutka.— Christopher Mathias (@letsgomathias) July 20, 2022
"His views are extreme even for modern GOP, & once would be considered disqualifying…But [Peroutka] shows just how far the door has been thrown open to extremism in the GOP" https://t.co/KU2TA351f0
Pretty terrifying stuff happening in the Maryland GOP this year. A former board member of a neo-Confederate hate group was nominated as Republicans' pick for AG https://t.co/l5GDND8kDi— Jared Holt (@jaredlholt) July 20, 2022
The projected victories of two far-right GOP candidates in the Maryland primary for governor and attorney general provides a potent opportunity to show how the long game of Christian nationalism intersects with the insurrection and election denialism.— Sarah Posner (@sarahposner) July 20, 2022
Did you see this?
“Michael Peroutka, a neo-Confederate activist who’s refused to disavow a racist group to which he once belonged, has won the Republican nomination to be Maryland’s next attorney general.
Peroutka, a former Anne Arundel County Council member, beat his opponent Jim Shalleck, a former state and federal prosecutor, on Tuesday. He’ll face Democrat Anthony Brown in November. …
As documented in a recent, extensive Vice News profile, Peroutka is part of a growing Christian nationalist coalition that’s tightening its grip on the GOP. He believes lawmakers should “take a biblical worldview and apply it to civil law and government.” …
And in 2002, according to Vice, Peroutka gave a speech to a racist organization called the League of the South, in which he said he was “still angry” that Maryland did not secede from the Union during the Civil War. …”
I’ve met Michael Peroutka before.
He spoke at one of the first League of the South conferences that I attended about a decade ago. I think I may have voted for him when he ran for president on the Constitution Party ticket.