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IREHR in Crosscut: “State Rep. Rob Chase’s re-election effort is full of conspiracies” – October 14, 2022

By October 14, 2022May 4th, 2023No Comments1 min read

IREHR’s Executive Director, Devin Burghart, was quoted in Crosscut a few times;

Author Wilson Criscone writes, “But that’s precisely why Chase may be a more effective messenger of misinformation and far-right ideology, said Devin Burghart, executive director of the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights, a Seattle-based nonprofit.”

“I think they’re equally dangerous,” said Burghart. “I think that Shea is more adept at stirring up the base, whereas Chase is a better vehicle for moving far-right ideas from the margins into the mainstream.”

“His profile has definitely grown among far-rightists in the last couple of years. He has essentially replaced Matt Shea in that context as the pipeline into the Legislature, at least for folks in Eastern Washington,” Burghart said.

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Laura Gibbons

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Laura Gibbons is an IREHR research associate.

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