The insidious expansion of white supremacy across the country took an even darker turn recently when North Carolina’s Russell Walker won the Republican primary to represent Scotland and Hoke counties.
The Republican party officially cut ties with Walker, the only Republican on the ballot, shortly before the election. Walker’s campaign website and Facebook accounts revealed his disturbing beliefs. According to Walker, Jews are Satanic and that the Bible supports white supremacy.
“Based on recent behavior and previous statements, the North Carolina Republican Party is unable and unwilling to support the Republican nominated candidate for North Carolina House District 48,” said GOP chairman Robin Hayes.
Americans everywhere are shocked.
North Carolina GOP primary winner says God is a white supremacist, and Jews are Satanic. Seems to me that it would be perfectly civil to call him, and everyone who voted for him, a racist piece of shit.https://t.co/irYe3dgJ1f— Facts Do Matter (@WilDonnelly) June 28, 2018
This guy obviously needs to be institutionalized.— lamamitavita ??? (@lamamitavita) June 28, 2018
Who....that has a soul....would vote for a vile POS human being like this???? If that’s you...SURPRISE...You’re useless!!! Kill yourself.— Darrin Pfeiffer (@Darrin99) June 29, 2018
Russell Walker, who won his Republican House primary, held pro-racism protests and sued a local newspaper https://t.co/s35VRF1rEr
Warning....Do Not Stand Near This Man In The Event Of A Lighting/Thunder Storm. Beware of fallen souls on the way to HELL....— Ernest Brewer Jr (@momobrewer) June 29, 2018
Now there's a leap of faith toward an absurd conclusion. The human capacity to abstract the truth is frightening— Go Green (@GoGreen566) June 30, 2018
His name is Russell Walker -pay attention NC voters. This man is not a person who should represent your State unless you want voter suppression, confederate symbols in public places, and confederate flags waving outside your courthouses. This is not a good person.— marie_Tradition (@MariePerlman) June 29, 2018
OMG! Just when you think that any Republican candidates can’t go any lower than Roy Moore someone like this crazy Russell Walker comes out of the shadows. Trump would probably love this guy! I used 2 live in NC. Many Rep’s in Congress evil & vindictive!— Carol Murray (@dixiecrl7) June 28, 2018
However, Walker’s primary win stoked the fires of determination as well.
A Republican legislative candidate in North Carolina, Russell Walker, wrote on his website that God is a “racist white supremacist” and that Jewish people are satanic. We simply cannot keep electing people like this.— Larry Braun (@AboutOurVote) June 28, 2018
NORTH CAROLINA GOP PRIMARY WINNER SAYS GOD IS A WHITE SUPREMACIST, JEWS ARE SATANIC. Can you please stop electing idiots ?? LOL https://t.co/0jKQ6PlZu0— JamesDPitch (@jamesdpitch) June 29, 2018
Don’t stop! #Republiteas repudiate bigots in public & embrace them in private. They only want the “R” to win.https://t.co/uk9FaGQKIb Fight against Corey Stewart in Virginia, Arthur Jones in Illinois & 45 in the WH. Defend Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It’s a new day—#NoCompromise— EJ (@congosdad) June 28, 2018
If this right here doesn't scare any of us besides Spanky, I don't know what will..— Patricia Wilson (@Patrici49625372) June 27, 2018
Russell, how about YOU just leave JESUS and his FATHER out of this. You're on your own on this one buddy!! Damn...
A North Carolina GOP primary winner calls Jewish people satanic and says that God is racist.— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) June 29, 2018
In the act of #civility, I’m calling any and all who support this scumbag a full-blown racist.https://t.co/aSFOZaw8VM
Walker is expected to be defeated by the Democratic incumbent, and African-American religious leader, Garland Pierce, but the fact remains: Walker never should’ve gotten this far.