As highlighted in new reports from the Associated Press and New York Times, and following Vice reporting from last week,  a “half-dozen mainstream Republican Senate candidates” are “drawing on the ‘great replacement conspiracy theory once confined to the far-right fringes of U.S. politics to court voters this campaign season.”

In a transparent effort to stoke fear and cater to the extremists within their party, the GOP has heavily borrowed from white nationalist rhetoric, which has inspired mass-shootings across the country — most recently in Buffalo, New York.

So far, on the campaign trail, Republican U.S. Senate candidates have rushed to adopt the racist talking points that have “migrated from the far-right fringes of American discourse toward the center of Republican politics.” In states like Arizona, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin both incumbents and candidates have willingly spread this disturbing, divisive, and willfully dangerous rhetoric.

Read the full reports from the Associated PressNew York Times, and Vice.

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