Tea Partier of the hour David Brat is currently celebrating his victory over Eric Cantor. Unfortunately for Brat, more information keeps leaking out about him—and it isn’t good.
One of the biggest bragging points for Brat is the fact that he spent just $122,793 and took down the second most powerful Republican — next to the Speaker — in the House of Representatives. However, Right Wing Watch reports that dark money played a major part in Cantor’s defeat.
One such group that supported Brat was Americans for Legal Immigration, or ALIPAC. Headed by William Gheen, ALIPAC is an anti-immigration hate group that got the attention of the Southern Poverty Law Center for calling Sonia Sotomayor a “brown or Hispanic Supremacist.”
Gheen used some of his group’s funds to make robocalls to Virginia’s 7th district, which used fear tactics to claim undocumented immigrants would “vote with or against you in future elections.”
Here’s a video with the robocall.
While Brat did not have any input for the content of ALIPAC’s calls, Brat actively sought their endorsement.
In the past, Gheen has expressed the following beliefs:
There will be violent revolution if the Tea Party can’t stop the immigrant “invasion.”
Violence may be needed to stop Obama’s war on “white America.”
President Obama should be arrested for his immigration policies, possibly through a military coup .
Immigration is “national rape” that takes the power away from “traditional Americans.”
America will no longer be “governed by people of European descendancy.”
We are in danger of “black mobs roaming many U.S. cities targeting and beating the crap out of white people.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham should come out as gay because he claimed he was being blackmailed into supporting immigration reform.
As time goes on, more will be revealed about Brat. The 7th district may prove a tough battle for Democrats, as it has been in Republican control for more than 40 years. However, there is a unique opportunity for the DNC to flip the district—if they can get behind Jack Trammell.