Under Rohrabacher’s scenario, a former “Hillary and Bernie supporter” got Civil War re-enactors to gather under the guise of protecting a Robert E. Lee statue there.This wasn't even the first rally under the "Unite the Right" banner, which was totally about known alt-right and white supremacist personalities. The above poster was part of the on-line advertising of the rally in question. Ignoring the work that folks like Matt Heimbach, Richard Spencer, and Jason Kessler have done to actually carve out a space for white supremacy to pretend that they were mislead somehow is simply astonishing. Yes, Virginia, there are actual white supremacists. Apparently West Coast elitist Dana Rohrabacher has never met any! But they were proud and loud that day. Shouting things like "Jews will not replace us" which is not, as I recall, a Civil War war-cry. What world is he living in?
“It was a setup for these dumb Civil War re-enactors,” Rohrabacher said. “It was left-wingers who were manipulating them in order to have this confrontation” and to “put our president on the spot.”
Which is pretty much what you'd expect of a Taliban-loving Russia-pwned Bill Maher-show appearing nutburger..