Report says hundreds of state legislators have joined far-right Facebook groups

By: - May 19, 2022 7:00 am
One of the protests linked to Patriot Front, and the National Justice Party, held in the wake of the Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy. (Photo | Patriot Front leaks, Unicorn Riot)

One of the protests linked to Patriot Front, and the National Justice Party, held in the wake of the Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy. (Photo | Patriot Front leaks, Unicorn Riot)

  • Assembly: Reps. Janel Brandtjen, Robert Brooks, Rachael Cabral-Guevara, Jon Plumer, Timothy Ramthun, Donna Rozar,  Michael Schraa, John Spiros, Jeremy Thiesfeldt, Ron Tusler and Speaker Robin Vos.
  • Senate: Sen. Mary Felzkowski, Dale Kooyenga and Patrick Testin.

Correction: An earlier version of this article misstated the proportion of state lawmakers who have joined at least one far-right Facebook group. A report overview also misstated the number of Arizona legislators found to have joined such groups.

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Kira Lerner
Kira Lerner

Kira Lerner is the democracy reporter for States Newsroom in Washington, D.C. She has previously covered voting, criminal justice, and civil rights issues for publications including Votebeat and The Appeal.

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