Neo-Nazi Republican Wins Nomination For Maryland’s Attorney General Election

A known white supremacist and pro-Confederacy advocate Michael Peroutka has just won the Republican nomination for Maryland’s attorney general position. Peroutka was once a member of the neo-Nazi “League of the South” group and is running on a “biblical worldview” political platform while still being upset that Maryland wasn’t able to secede from the Union during the civil war. John Iadarola and Jessica Burbank discuss on The Young Turks.

Read more HERE: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/michae…

“Michael Peroutka, a neo-Confederate activist who’s refused to disavow a racist group to which he once belonged, has won the Republican nominationto be Maryland’s next attorney general.

Peroutka, a former Anne Arundel County Council member, beat his opponent Jim Shalleck, a former state and federal prosecutor, on Tuesday. He’ll face Democrat Anthony Brownin November.

Even among the various far-right candidates the Republican Party has nominated across the country, Peroutka stands out for his extremism, holding views that would be alarming for anyone seeking public office ― let alone someone vying to be a state’s top law enforcement official.

As documented in a recent, extensive Vice News profile, Peroutka is part of a growing Christian nationalist coalition that’s tightening its grip on the GOP. He believes lawmakers should “take a biblical worldview and apply it to civil law and government.””

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