Dear Mr. VP,
You’re at CPAC, sharing the stage with such notables as Dana “let’s start a culture war with this dog whistle” Loesch, Wayne “slaughtered kids are a-okay with me” LaPierre, and Nigel “isolationism wow” Farage. Lucky you.
This morning you had the distinct pleasure of sharing a stage with Marion Marechal-Le Pen, a French politician. Marion is the niece of Marine, and part of a party who’s founder (Jean-Marie Le Pen) called the Holocaust a “detail in the history of the Second World War.”
Marion also likes to show her face at neo-fascist identitarian rallies in France. White supremacy, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, xenophobia — all of these are popular in far-right identitarianism. These are the people who raised money to charter a ship to send dying migrants escaping violence back across the Mediterranean.
There’s some sort of saying about the company you keep, right?