Paul Gosar to Attend Fundraiser Hosted by White Nationalist Nick Fuentes

Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar is reported to be attending a fundraising event hosted by a well known white nationalist and Holocaust denier.

Gosar, a Republican representative for Arizona's 4th district, is being advertised on Telegram channel America First Updates as taking part in an event alongside Nick Fuentes, the far-right figurehead and leader of the white supremacist group the "Groyper Army."

According to the post on the Telegram channel, which regularly promotes Fuentes' tours, podcast and merchandise, the date, time and location of the fundraiser will be announced on July 1.

Fuentes is the presenter of the far-right America First podcast who in the past has suggested segregation "was better" for Black people and that the First Amendment was "not written for Muslims."

During his podcast, Fuentes has downplayed the number of deaths that occurred during the Holocaust while comparing Jews who were killed in Nazi gas chambers to cookies baking in an oven.

He also attended the deadly neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville in 2017, later describing it as "incredible" in a post on Facebook.

Arizona GOP Congressman Paul Gosar isn’t even trying to hide it. Now taking white supremacists’ money.

— Brahm Resnik (@brahmresnik) June 29, 2021

Fuentes set up the Groyper Army group along with Patrick Casey, the leader of American Identity Movement, a white supremacist group formerly known as Identity Evropa.

This is not even the first time that Gosar has been linked to Fuentes. In February, Gosar headlined an America First Political Action Conference (AFPAC) in which Fuentes gave a speech containing white nationalist rhetoric.

"White people founded this country. This country wouldn't exist without white people, and white people are done being bullied," Fuentes said at the event.

While defending his appearance to The Washington Post, Gosar said he spoke at AFPAC to reach a wider audience of young Conservatives.

"We thought about it, and we thought: There is a group of young people that are becoming part of the election process, and becoming a bigger force," Gosar told The Washington Post. "So why not take that energy and listen to what they've got to say?"

Gosar has also been heavily criticized for his apparent links to far right-groups such as the Oath Keepers in the wake of the January 6 attack on the Capitol.

Members of Gosar's own family have called for him to be expelled from Congress for allegedly helping to plan the riot, as well as for running "Stop the Steal" campaigns to overturn the election results.

"He's been involved with anti-Muslim groups and hate groups," his brother Dave Gosar told The New York Times in January. "He's made anti-Semitic diatribes. He's twisted up so tight with the Oath Keepers it's not even funny."

Recently, Dave Gosar also called his brother a "traitor" because of his false election claims and for downplaying of the January 6 riot.

"I consider him a traitor to this country. I consider him a traitor to his family," Dave Gosar told NBC. "He doesn't see it. He has disgraced and dishonored himself."

Paul Gosar has been contacted for comment.

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Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) conducts a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center on the Fire Fauci Act, which aims to strip the salary of Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, for his handling of COVID-19 on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Gosar is reported to be attending a fundraising event hosted by white nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc/Getty Images

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