Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) is scheduled to hold a fundraiser with prominent white nationalist Nick Fuentes.
A flier from the Telegram channel “America First Updates” on Monday showed Gosar and Fuentes would be holding a fundraising event, Business Insider reported. Details on the time and location are set to be announced July 1, the outlet reported.
Gosar defended the event on Twitter after receiving backlash for teaming up with the controversial right-wing figure, who is known for his racist and antisemitic rhetoric.
This is not the first time Gosar has teamed up with Fuentes.
Gosar spoke at the America First Political Action Conference in February, which was also hosted by Fuentes. Gosar later denounced “white racism” after his appearance at the event sparked backlash.
Tweet from Representative Denver Riggleman (R-VA)
A sitting member of Congress fundraising with AFPAC. That’s where we are. And he sits on committees.
This is from a Telegram channel linked to Nick Fuentes. Telegram is a conspiracy & white nationalist fantasy land—that’s where Gosar hangs evidently.
A dangerous time. pic.twitter.com/KNFe8otj31
— Denver Riggleman (@RepRiggleman) June 29, 2021
I reached out for comment to Gosar's campaign yesterday and received no response.
— Nick Martin (@nickmartin) June 29, 2021