New Washington Post Report Details How Dan Cox Deleted Thousands of Posts On Extreme Platform Called “Haven for White Supremacists”
A new report from the Washington Post uncovered how Dan Cox has “deleted more than 1,000 posts in striking his profile from” the controversial website Gab, which is “a social media platform known as an online hub for hate speech and white nationalists.”
The report also notes that Cox’s “campaign website no longer notes his fight against certifying the 2020 presidential election results.”
Political scientist Todd Eberly told the Washington Post that “The closest we’ve ever had to a Dan Cox run statewide in Maryland was Donald Trump, and you saw how poorly he did,” adding it’s obvious the Cox campaign has “looked for ways to hide some of the more controversial parts of his past.”
Cox deleting his Gab account comes as his fellow MAGA conspiracy theorist Doug Mastriano has faced intense criticism from Jewish leaders for his close ties to Gab and the site’s antisemitic CEO — especially as Gab was “key” in the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, where 11 Jewish people were murdered. Cox and Mastriano have previously held a rally together.
But make no mistake — Cox, who current Republican Gov. Larry Hogan recently slammed as “not … mentally stable,” is still all-in on MAGA extremism. After the FBI executed a search warrant at Donald Trump’s home, Cox pledged to weaponize state police and the Maryland National Guard to stand against the federal government.
“Gab is a hotbed for the kind of dangerous hate speech Dan Cox has embraced throughout his campaign, and he’s only distancing himself now that it’s politically inconvenient,” said DGA Deputy Communications Director Sam Newton. “No matter what he does, Dan Cox won’t be able to hide his dangerous extremism.”