An alt-right subreddit helped a Republican staffer write legislation


A conspiracy theory subreddit devoted to President Donald Trump is apparently writing our legislation now.

According to Wired, a Republican staffer actively asked r/The_Donald—widely known for being home to racism, xenophobia, and Islamophobia—for advice in crafting an amendment. 

H.Res.477, which was proposed on Wednesday, calls for an investigation into the alleged misconduct of … you guessed it, Hillary Clinton and James Comey. 

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Sponsored by Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, the amendment repurposed a resolution from Rep. Pramila Jayapa, a Democrat, that asked for information on the firing of former FBI Director Comey. Read more…

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