The Real Radicals: 35% of the MTGOP Legislative Caucus are members of “Far-Right” Facebook Groups

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The Real Radicals: 35% of the MTGOP Legislative Caucus are members of “Far-Right” Facebook Groups

Helena, MT – recent report by the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights (IREHR) included a shocking statistic: 24 Members of the Montana state House and 10 members of the Montana state Senate– are members of at least one “far-right” group on Facebook. These numbers represent 35% of the Republican caucus.

IREHR defines “far-right” as groups advocating changes in the organizational structure of the state or public policies that would “significantly undermine political, social and/or economic equality along such lines as class, race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, immigration status, and religion.” The “far-right” Facebook groups include militia and sovereign citizen groups, antisemitic conspiracy groups, militant COVID Denial groups, Stop the Steal groups, and more.

These numbers reflect the new political reality in Montana: the MTGOP are the new radicals, advocating for the whole-sale dissolution of democracy or working tirelessly to dismantle its frameworks. 

 

“The Montana GOP are radically out of step with Montanans. 36% of Republican state representatives, and 32% of Republican state senators are aligned with “far-right” groups online,” says Sheila Hogan, executive director of the Montana Democratic Party. “Democracy is not safe in the hands of the Montana Republicans.”

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