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U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar in December 2021.

A staffer for Arizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar was revealed to have close connections to a white nationalist youth movement, the latest example of Gosar’s ties to and support of racists. Read more»

Sen. Wendy Rogers, R-Flagstaff, speaks to a far-right media outlet in December 2022.

Sen. Wendy Rogers, who filed an order of protection against a reporter investigating whether Rogers actually lives in Flagstaff - which she represents - has a history of disparaging journalists, even as she defends and praises members of the fringe right wing media. Read more»

One of the most prominent groups is the Neo-Nazi organization Folkish Resistance Movement, who distributed antisemitic propaganda in multiple cities including Tucson, Mesa, and Gilbert and participated in an anti-vaccine banner drop on a Tucson overpass.

The United States saw a rise in antisemitism in 2022 and Arizona continued to see more antisemitic vandalism and more incidents of racism than in some previous years. Read more»

Micajah Jackson, who was sentenced to probation after being part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, speaks at the 'Justice for J6' rally at the Arizona Capitol.

Several Arizona Republican candidates have done interviews with Micajah Jackson - known online by the handle “The JFK Report" - who entered the Capitol on Jan. 6 and is an active member of a Telegram channel filled with neo-Nazi and antisemitic rhetoric. Read more»

Dozens of migrants, including several family units, leave on a New York City-bound bus outside a shelter in El Paso on Aug. 31, 2022. The city and county of El Paso are sponsoring (to be reimbursed by FEMA) the voluntary trips to relieve pressure on local resources and shelters.

Govs. Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis are following a familiar playbook: Put immigration front and center in election season to take advantage of populist backlash - but using migrants as props has taken the issue to another level. Read more»

More than 1,600 book titles across 32 states were banned from public schools during the 2021-2022 school year, with the bulk of the ban requests coming from a handful of right-wing groups pushing for censorship of books that feature LGBTQ+ characters and characters of color, a new report issued Monday said. Read more»

Lake won the Aug. 2 primary election, defeating wealthy developer Karrin Taylor Robson to earn the Republican nomination for governor.

Less than a month after Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake rejected an endorsement from a prominent antisemite, she gave her endorsement to an Oklahoma legislative candidate who said “the Jews” are evidence that “evil exists.” Read more»

In Arizona, directly following Donald Trump’s electoral defeat, researchers found that the state saw a major increase in the number of people seeking out militias and conspiracy theories such as QAnon.

Former Arizona governor and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Wednesday that domestic violent extremism driven by political violence is the “most serious homeland security challenge we are facing today.” Read more»

Flagstaff Republican Sen. Wendy Rogers refused to meet with the attorney for the Senate Ethics Committee, but her lawyer said in a letter to the panel that her tweet was a reference to a 2019 hip hop song and not a nod to white supremacist online culture. Read more»

Ron Watkins and Republican state Sen. Wendy Rogers.

Ron Watkins, the man purported to be an architect of the QAnon conspiracy theory, filed an ethics complaint against Arizona Republican state Sen. Wendy Rogers for a post she made about him in which she asked the “Groyper army” to “hit” Watkins. Read more»

There have been several shootings in the last few years that have targeted communities of color and places of worship.

U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked a bill that would require federal agencies to monitor domestic terrorism incidents, including those potentially related to white supremacy. Read more»

Domestic-based terrorists have replaced foreign organizations as the major security threat to the U.S.

Protests in many cities became magnets for “politically motivated violence,” and while only a fraction of the demonstrations have been warped by violence, the potential should persuade policymakers to ban or restrict firearms from public gatherings. Read more»

A new report identified 875 state legislators nationwide who have joined at least one far-right Facebook group. The lawmakers, who are almost all Republicans, account for nearly 22% of all GOP legislators in America.

More than 1 in 5 Republican state lawmakers across the country have joined at least one far-right Facebook group, according to a new report, and in Arizona, 12 have done so — about 25% of the state’s GOP legislators. Read more»

U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar in December 2021.

Prescott Republican Congressman Paul Gosar spent more than $7,800 for travel, lodging and vehicle expenses while attending events with far-right groups and white nationalists, far outspending other members of Arizona’s delegation. Read more»

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Republican Congressman Paul Gosar posted — and later deleted — a meme rooted in violent and racist online culture that was praised by neo-Nazis and white nationalists. Read more» 1

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