The Proud Boys, The GOP And ‘The Fascist Creep’

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Gavin McInnes spoke at a GOP club, then his followers violently attacked leftist protesters.

Modern American fascism finds its foot soldiers.

  • Christopher Mathias
  • HuffPost

NEW YORK — Gavin McInnes, the founder of the violent neo-fascist gang the Proud Boys, had a perplexing message for the Republican Party last Friday.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Activist Gavin McInnes takes part in an Alt Right protest of Muslim activist Linda Sarsour on April 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 25: Activist Gavin McInnes takes part in an Alt Right protest of Muslim activist Linda Sarsour on April 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

“At the very least, people of the right,” he told a crowd inside the Metropolitan Republican Club ballroom, “let us scum in.”

It was a baffling thing to say, of course, because McInnes had been invited to speak at the club, a storied and stuffy mainstream conservative institution on…

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