NBC News verified photos from January 6 showing Pennsylvania Senate “radical” candidate Kathy Barnette marching with the Proud Boys toward the US Congress in the same crowd that eventually violently marched. riot and temporarily prevented President Joe Biden’s legal confirmation of victory.
There is no evidence that Barnette ever entered the Capitol building, but some of the Proud Boys pictured with her were later arrested and charged with breaking into and assaulting a police officer. Barnette’s campaign told NBC: “Kathy is in DC to support Trump and demand accountability in the election. Any claim that she participated in or assisted in the destruction of property is knowingly untrue. She does not have any connection with the Proud Boys. “But that’s not what the pictures show.
In the last week, Barnette has been controversial over the race to fill the seat of retired GOP Senator Pat Toomey. After months of tracking two well-funded candidates, Dr Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick, Barnette recently closed the gap and was seen as a leading contender for the nomination. .
These images were first tracked and circulated by @chadloder who also found other PA candidates on Jan 6…
– Dasha Burns (@DashaBurns) May 16, 2022
Barnette was also a prominent promoter of election conspiracy theories, including organizing buses to attend the “Stop Theft” rally before the Capitol violence. She thinks there are irregularities in her own 2020 House race for a safe democracy, which she lost to Rep. Madeleine Dean by 19 points.
I don’t know who needs to hear this, but if you’re hanging out with the Proud Boys on your way to the January 6 Capitol attacks, you’ve probably disqualified yourself from running for the US Senate.
Oh, wait, GOP’s Kathy Barnette needs to hear this.
– BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) May 16, 2022
National Republicans, including Trump himself, have warned Barnette that she will “unable to be elected” if she is the GOP candidate this November. Her detractors note that she has a history of making racist and homophobic comments and has refused to clarify bits of her biography, even to newspapers that say player.
US Senate (PA) candidate Kathy Barnette, who came second in several polls to Oz and achieved, said the No. 1 issue on voters’ minds next week is the “radical left.” . They are domestic terrorists. They are a threat to our democracy, to our Republic.” pic.twitter.com/Jr5XwK2Ws2
– Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) May 10, 2022
https://hillreporter.com/gop-senate-candidate-kathy-barnette-marched-with-proud-boys-on-january-6th-131616 GOP Senate Candidate Kathy Barnette Marched With Proud Boys on January 6th