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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,”  The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five:

5. Kris Kobach

Kris Kobach, Kansas’ right-wing secretary of state (and former immigration advisor to Mitt Romney) has a name for those who protest his long record of racist, homophobic, anti-democratic bigotry: the Ku Klux Klan.

During an appearance on — where else? — Glenn Beck’s radio show, Kobach lamented that the immigration reform advocates who have peacefully protested outside of his home are actually engaging in “domestic terrorism.”

“They’re just not wearing white cloaks, but this is exactly KKK type of intimidation,” Kobach said. Yes, because if there’s one thing the Klan loves, it’s efforts to increase America’s racial diversity.

Not to be outdone, Beck compared the protestors to Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party — even though, as Right Wing Watch points out, the group has ties to anti-immigrant hate crimes.