FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Bruce Neilson
DEMOCRATIC CHAIR CALLS ON ED GILLESPIE and CHRIS GRISAFE TO REJECT WHITE SUPREMACIST’S ENDORSEMENT
Local Alt-Right member Supporting School Board Candidate Chris Grisafe and incumbent Elizabeth Schultz; Ed Gillespie holding Grisafe fundraiser
While white supremacists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members demonstrated in Charlottesville with a torch-bearing rally and anti-Semitic chants, local white supremacist “Resistance Media” (@ResistCM14) celebrated the horrifying spectacle by featuring the torch rally photo as the profile banner on their Twitter account.
In Fairfax County, Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie has endorsed and advertised a fundraiser for Chris Grisafe, candidate for School Board At-Large. Resistance Media has endorsed Grisafe and is fighting to block Democrat Karen Keys-Gamarra from being elected as the only African American on the School Board. Disturbingly, Republican School Board member Elizabeth Schultz has a history of sharing the white supremacist’s tweets, and Resistance Media returns the favor by writing favorably about Schultz on their website.
Fairfax County Democratic Committee Chair Sue Langley said, “The endorsement of Chris Grisafe by Resistance Media is too offensive to describe in words. I call upon both Ed Gillespie and Chris Grisafe to denounce this blogger’s endorsement and to disavow his involvement in Republican politics. There is no place in this Commonwealth, this County, or even in partisan politics, for these hate groups or their adherents and enablers.” Langley added, “I also call upon School Board Member Elizabeth Schultz to stop furthering the messages of this known white supremacist.”
Resistance Media info: Website resistancemedia.org. Twitter @ResistCM14 (previously @schooltyranny16)
Elizabeth Schultz’s mentions of Resistance Media: https://goo.gl/wzpDXH
Below: Images from Resistance Media’s twitter account