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VA-06 Republican Candidate Goes Full-Out, Rabid, Anti-Immigrant, Trump-Style Demagogue and “xenophobic hate-monger”

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VA-06 Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives Ben Cline has always been “severely conservative,” to quote our old friend Willard “Mitt” Romney, but the following tweet is completely off the far-right deep end. As Cindy Cunningham of VAPLAN (“Virginia Progressive Legislative Alert Network”) responds: “URGENT! Please fight back against this xenophobic hate-monger who’s using his spot in the Virginia legislature to help him run for Congress. Call Northam’s office today and ask him to VETO this bill (HB1257)! Virginia does not and can not have sanctuary cities—this is just more Trumpian BS.” I’d simply add that Cline is trying to win a Republican convention, which of course will contain the hardest-core of hard-core teabaggers, against…this person. Seriously, I don’t get how anyone can support today’s Republican Party.

  • Cindy

    I’m always torn between “just ignore him, don’t give him any air time” and “call him out for his garbage.” Notice his tweet had about 10 likes (3 of whom were his GOP peers in the GA) and one retweet—me, I think. And then the Dems noticed it, and the replies now are numerous and scathing! So I guess, uh, thanks for firing up our base, Delegate Cline! Too bad you haven’t quite found one for yourself yet.