The GOP Primary for Virginia Senate heated up on Monday when the wife of one candidate accused opposing staffers of “belonging to the devil.”
“I encourage you to read John 8:44,” said Tina Freitas, wife of candidate Nick Freitas, in comment directed at two of Corey Stewart’s staffers on the Virginia Freedom Caucus Facebook page.
“You belong to your father, the devil,” John 8:44 reads in part.
Stewart and Freitas are duking it out to face Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) in the 2018 Senate midterm.
Here is the backstory:
Stewart, who is part of the Make America Great Again wing of the Republican party, supports the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act, a federal bill that would end sanctuary policies that protect illegals from ICE and enforce immigration laws.
Freitas, who is the RINO in the race, had trouble explaining his position on the bill during the first primary debate, for which he was hammered by Stewart.
Freitas’ claim is that state support of federal immigration law constitutes complicity in federal government overreach. That claim is obviously ridiculous. Not only should the federal government be able to enforce immigration laws (considering that citizenship is what defines a nation), but if states want to rid themselves of sanctuary city policies, they too should have that power.
Stewart’s Field Director, Thomas W. Dees, sounded off on Freitas for his position.
When Stewart’s spokesman Noel Fritsch joined the debate to oppose Freitas’ position, Freitas’ wife promptly accused Stewart’s campaign of belonging to the devil.
This type of rhetoric is expected from far-left candidates who need to import groups of illegal immigrant voters ensure shore up their voter base. Freitas’ wife’s comments serve only to prove that the line between neo-conservtives and radical leftists is blurring.
Soon there will be no difference between the two, and this realization has driven the American populist movement that propelled President Trump to victory in 2016. In many ways, the Trump movement is a continuation of the Tea Party movement led by Dr. Ron Paul circa 2008.
“Nick Freitas seems like a nice guy – but sounds like someone who only recently discovered Ron Paul. We were all there once. But most new Ron Paul adherents forget that Paul decried combining an open border policy with America’s current welfare state,” said Fritsch.
“If Freitas becomes a bit more familiar with the rule of law, and learns how to run a non-Ron Paul campaign, (i.e. a winning one), he may well be a strong statewide contender in Virginia down the road.”