On Wednesday, just one day after the midterm elections in which the Democrats took back the House, the White House got a visit from Patrick Casey, the head of the neo-Nazi group Identity Evropa. Casey got a good look at the grounds, “pretty clearly outside the bounds of what a normal White House tour” would show, according to Slate.
Casey posted pictures of himself posing on the White House’s South Lawn, along with the words, “Evropa has landed at the White House!”
Evropa has landed at the White House! pic.twitter.com/nlExBhNP4V
— Patrick Casey (@PatrickCaseyIE) November 7, 2018
Lindsay Walters, the White House deputy press secretary, told The Daily Beast that Casey “was one of more than twenty-five thousand people who came to the White House Fall Garden Tour, which is open to the public. Free tickets are made available to anyone who wants to attend.”
But if it was the Fall Garden Tour that Casey took, that would put him at the White House on October 20 or 21, not November 7.
Members of Identity Evropa marched in Charlottesville in 2017, at the rally where a woman was killed when a racist drove a car into the crowd. The group’s previous leader, Nathan Benjamin Damigo, was found guilty of a misdemeanor for his part in the march.
Since taking over late last year, Casey has tried to distance Identity Evropa from the rally by focusing on white “identitarianism,” which is still just another way of saying “racist.”
In an interview in January, Casey said,
“We don’t believe America needs to be 100.00 percent white, but we do think that America isn’t going to be America if there isn’t a European-America super-majority. So when it comes to policies and so forth we’re concerned with reversing these trends. We want to end immigration for the time being. And in the future, we would like to have immigration policies that favor high-skilled immigrants from, you know, Europe, Canada, Australia and so forth. And we also do want to have programs of re-migration wherein people who feel more of a connection to another part of the world, another race, another culture, even another religion in the case of Islam can return to their native homelands essentially.”
So basically, just letting in white people. Oh, and getting rid of Muslims. Well, isn’t that big of him!