Oath Keeper Scott Baldwin’s Nazi Moment Continues Pattern of Indiana GOP Showing Sympathy to Extremism across State

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ICYMI: “[State Senator Scott Baldwin] is facing criticism for saying teachers must be impartial when discussing Nazism is walking back his remarks.”

Don’t Forget: Kyle Hupfer, INGOP Refuse to Condemn Domestic Terrorists, Nazi Flag

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today criticized the Indiana Republican Party for showing sympathy to Nazism and other forms of extremism in our state. This includes one of the Republicans’ elected leaders, State Senator Scott Baldwin, who said educators must be impartial when teaching Nazism. Baldwin’s white supremacist views followed a bombshell report last year revealing the Senator once had an “annual membership” to the Oath Keepers, the domestic terrorist group responsible for the Insurrection against the United States of America. 

Indiana Democrats continue to repeat one simple request for the Indiana Republican Party: condemn Nazism, the Oath Keepers, and the rise of extremism across Indiana. So far, Republicans have remained silent on these incidents. When a Republican voter flew a Nazi flag outisde the town of Macy last year, Governor Eric Holcomb and Indiana GOP Chairman Kyle Hupfer said nothing. And when Senator Baldwin was found connected to the Oath Keepers, they also issued no comment. The Republicans’ strategy to show sympathy to white supremacy reveals the Indiana Republican Party as an organization that values un-American extremism over democracy and creating a better future for Hoosier families. 

Here’s a look at the coverage of Oath Keeper Scott Baldwin’s sympathy toward Nazism: 

IndyStar: Neutral on Nazism: Indiana lawmaker walks back remark that teachers must be impartial

WFYI: Indiana lawmaker walks back remark on Nazism impartiality

Jerusalem Post: Indiana lawmaker apologizes for saying teachers should be ‘impartial’ on Nazis

Washington Post: An Indiana GOP state senator said teachers ‘need to be impartial’ during lessons about Nazism and fascism

The Hill: Indiana Republican backtracks after saying teachers should be ‘impartial’ when teaching about Nazism, fascism

Huffington Post: Indiana Senator Walks Back Instruction To Teacher Not To Condemn Nazism To Students

Huffington Post: ADL Slams Indiana State Senator: ‘There’s Nothing Neutral About Nazism’

The Daily Beast: State Senator Sorry for Saying Teachers Should Be Neutral on Nazis

Vice: Teachers Should ‘Be Impartial’ About Nazism and Fascism, Republican Says

Business Insider: A lawmaker in Indiana walked back comments saying teachers should be ‘impartial’ when teaching students about Nazism

Associated Press: Indiana Lawmaker Walks Back Remark on Nazism Impartiality

The Root: Indiana Lawmaker Goes ‘Both Sides’ On Nazism

IndyStar: Stephen Colbert rips Indiana state senator on Nazism remarks in Monday monologue

CNN: Indiana state senator apologizes for saying educators need to be impartial when teaching about Nazism and fascism

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