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‘Operation Wetback’ Candidate Snubbed by Montana GOP, Says He’s Not a Racist

The Montana GOP has snubbed a Tea Party candidate whose campaign is based on “intolerance and hate.” Senate hopeful Drew Turiano was told he would not be invited to speak at an upcoming, key Republican get-together due to his extreme stance on immigration and racial politics.

“We asked Mr. Turiano not to attend our event because we have no intention of allowing him a platform to spread hate and intolerance,” Jennifer Owen, Yellowstone County Republican Chairwoman said of Turiano’s exclusion from the Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner. “There is simply no place for racism in this party.”

Montana GOP Executive Director Bowen Greenwood concurred with the choice to not invite Turiano, pointing out that Turiano’s extreme and hateful rhetoric turns off many in the GOP.

For Turiano’s part, he claimed that the GOP was excluding him not because of his hate-talk, but because he was a Tea Party candidate, a group the GOP is trying to ‘purge’ from their ranks. Owen flatly denied Turiano’s Tea Party association had anything to do with the decision.

In an interview with the Billings Gazette, Turiano also continued to spout his controversial claims and  defended his support of ‘Operation Wetback’, a proposal to round-up all illegal immigrants in the US and deport them, along with their American-born children, in order to prevent an eventual genocide of white Americans.

“When white America is about 10 percent of the population in about 50 years, like the white population in South Africa is today, isn’t it possible for a Louis Farrakhan-type demagogue to not only easily become the leader of America, but then once in power, might he not also attempt to exterminate white America like the current black president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, is attempting to exterminate white South Africans according to the organization Genocide Watch?” Turiano asked.

Turiano, however, emphasized that his concern for the future of white people and desire to cast out immigrants to keep American whiter should not be viewed as intolerance or hate.

“There’s nothing racist about it,” Turiano said “It’s a legitimate discourse that’s happening right now among conservatives.”

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