An appointed Interior Ministry official recently called the Black Lives Matter movement racist and defended Kyle Rittenhouse, a teenager accused of killing two people after shooting at a rally in Kenosha, Wis. .
Jeremy Carl was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior for fish, wildlife and parks in early October, joining the division without any publicity from the agency. HuffPost first reported on his appointment as well as his controversial history of comments.
The Interior did not respond to many requests for comment on his appointment, instead referred The Hill to the White House, nor did it comment.
In July, Carl wrote an article claiming that the Black Lives Matter movement “is not marxist, but racist.”;
“I don’t mean just picking these specific people; many of them are good patriots and conservatives have clearly denounced BLM’s racist politics, ”Carl wrote on the American Greatness blog after consulting posts by some conservatives. other.
“But at the same time, we must be clear: Marxism does not define the Black Life Problem movement – anti-racism against whites.”
Also on this blog, he said that the peaceful protests over the killing of George Floyd were more harmful than the robberies that followed.
“[T]He writes that nonviolent demonstrators actually do more harm to the enduring fabric of our civil society than the rebels, ”he wrote.
“Although many protesters are completely sincere, they are dangerous because their demonstrations – often using rite of insulting opponents – are basically based on lies and slander. About whites, about the police and about America. “
President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden’s campaign took down Facebook after thousands of ads were blocked by the Mnuchin platform’s pre-election outage incident saying he was aware of Pelosi’s letter to him about the calls. ‘stimulating’ talk in the press’ Harris will arrive in Texas on Friday after polls reveal a binding relationship between Trump, Biden MORE has also criticized the Black Lives Matter movement, calling a mural on New York City’s 5th Avenue “a symbol of hatred.” He also protected Rittenhouse, showing the boy acting in self-defense.
House Natural Resources President Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) Referred to Carl as “an aspiring white nationalist” and argued that his hiring would cause additional damage to a muscle. of the least diverse group in government.
Grijalva said: “Hiring Jeremy Carl, a white nationalist, to run the main departments of the Interior Department is the culmination of a long and deliberate process that begins very early in politics. Trump rights, ”Grijalva said in a statement to The Hill.
“Obviously [Interior] Secretary [David] Bernhardt either doesn’t racist when he sees it or he doesn’t care, and DOI’s restoration of credibility will have to begin with the elimination of the racist ideologies he coined. , “he continued.
“Solving DOI’s famous issues of diversity and inclusion will take time and require serious attention from the next Home Secretary regardless of who that person may be.”
Carl’s Twitter account is private, but The Washington Post points out the tweets defending Rittenhouse’s actions in Kenosha.
Carl retweeted an image the day after the August 25 shooting of men carrying rifles with the caption, “With law enforcement incapable of protecting private property .. Armed groups have begun to defend the city. “
Carl is also said to have linked up with a white supremacy blog when he wrote an op-ed question in 2018 whether Starbucks would “become America’s largest chain of homeless shelters. are not”.
The selection came shortly after two black men were asked to leave a Starbucks store. The two did not buy coffee while waiting for another party to come for the meeting.
This section states that if it is not possible to ask customers to leave because they do not make a purchase, “Starbucks may soon find that its customers do not really like sharing their space with forwarders.”
But when criticizing former attorney general of the Obama administration Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderAlarm has grown thanks to the Trump team’s efforts to oversee Hill’s Campaign Report polls: Bidding Trump: ‘He’ll Leave’ l GOP Party members deny the comments on Trump’s election l Obama’s endorsement of Warnock in the race to the crowded Georgia Senate MORECarl, who was hired by Starbucks as an advisor, Carl linked to the American website Renaissance, which the Southern Poverty Law Center describes as “one of the worst white nationalist publications”.
Carl comes to the Interior from the conservative Claremont Institute, where he focuses primarily on “immigration, multiculturalism and nationalism in America”, according to their website.
Carl is not the only top Interior official to uphold controversial comments about the Black Lives Matter.
William Perry Pendley, top official of the Land Administration, has also criticized the Black Lives Matter movement.
In a November 2017 Washington Examiner article, Pendley wrote that “Michael Brown never raises his hand and gives up and cries, ‘Raise your hand; Do not shoot. ”
“We know the political movement that was born on August 9, 2014, the Black Lives Matter, was built on that terrible lie,” he said, criticizing those who were scared by saying ” all lives are important ”.
Update: 2:07 pm