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IREHR in the Washington Post: “Not-so-great replacement: Extremists become GOP mainstream” – May 16, 2022

By May 16, 2022May 4th, 2023No Comments1 min read

The Institute’s newest report, Breaching the Mainstream, was cited by the Washington Post and Devin Burghart, IREHR’s executive director, was quoted;

Dana Milbank, Columnist at the Washington Post, writes “Elected Republicans haven’t merely inspired far-right extremists. They have become far-right extremists.

A new report shows just how extensively the two groups have intertwined.

The study, released on Friday by the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights, a decades-old group that tracks right-wing extremism, found that more than 1 in 5 Republican state legislators in the United States were affiliated with far-right groups.”

“The ideas of the far right have moved pretty substantially into the mainstream not only as the basis for acts of violence but as the basis for public policy.” Said Burghart

Milbank writes, “Burghart said proponents of “replacement theory” come from all categories of the far right and have been growing in number since Fox News’s Carlson has been championing their conspiracy claims.”

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Laura Gibbons

Author Laura Gibbons

Laura Gibbons is an IREHR research associate.

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