Conservatives Rally Around Nick Fuentes as He Embarks on Landmark Civil Rights Battle
Paleoconservative video blogger Nick Fuentes has transformed from an incendiary pundit to a potential civil rights hero after he was placed on the federal no fly list for appearing at the mostly-peaceful protest outside of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
And conservatives are finally taking notice.
The host of ‘America First Live’ is receiving mainstream support from the conservative movement, something that has eluded Fuentes as gatekeepers box him out from the political mainstream.
Here is a cross-section of conservative voices, and even an anti-establishment liberal, who are standing up for Fuentes in the midst of his historic civil rights battle:
While most right-wing commentators are rallying behind Fuentes, there are a handful of jealous, petty individuals who are unwilling to stand with the freedom fighter against systemic injustice.
Big League Politics has reported about the rise of Fuentes, his successful conferences featuring Congressional lawmakers, and the formation of his America First Foundation to promote nationalist principles:
“Nicholas J. Fuentes, the American nationalist political commentator who organized the America First Political Action Conference in Orlando, has officially launched a nonprofit organization.
The America First Foundation, according to its mission statement, seeks to “educate, promote, and advocate for conservative values based on principles of American Nationalism, Christianity, and Traditionalism.”
“The America First movement can be described as an amalgamation of traditional values, Trumpian populism, and American Nationalism,” the mission statement adds. “We are determined to restore the once great nation our forefathers built with their blood, sweat, and tears. A nation that once valued family, decency, Christianity, and its European cultural roots. This nation we once cherished has been torn apart at the seams by nefarious political actors who have subverted the will of the American people for far too long.”
Fuentes officially announced the launch of the nonprofit on his livestreamed commentary show on Tuesday night. According to the Official AF Updates Twitter account, the America First Foundation is, to their knowledge, the only nonprofit that exists solely to advance an America First agenda.
The America First Foundation will not only host AFPAC annually, but other events in different parts of the country as well. Their email sign-up list gives users the option of typing in their state and says “we will email you if we have events in your state or nearby.”‘
Fuentes’ battle on behalf of the 1st Amendment may make him this era’s most consequential figure in the conservative movement to some. It is clear from his recent Twitter posts that he takes his unlikely role as civil rights icon very seriously:
Fuentes will continue to be a rising figure in the American right as Republicans increasingly demand leadership with actual courage after four years of Trump.