GOP Rep. Paul Gosar (Ariz.) suggested in a recent interview that liberal billionaire George Soros and other leftists are behind protests like the white supremacist march that ended in violence in Charlottesville, Va., this summer. The lawmaker believes the goal is to heighten racial tension and civil unrest throughout the nation.
“Maybe [the rally] was created by the left,” Gosar told Vice in a recent interview. “Because, let’s look at the person that actually started the rally. It’s come to our attention that this is a person from Occupy Wall Street that was an Obama sympathizer. So, wait a minute, be careful where you start taking these people to.”