The Texas Tribune reports:
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Wednesday that he does not plan to return any of the $3 million he received from a group whose leader recently hosted white supremacist Nick Fuentes.
Defend Texas Liberty is a major donor to Patrick, Attorney General Ken Paxton and other Republicans, and is funded primarily by two far-right West Texas oil billionaires, Tim Dunn and Farris Wilks.
Patrick said Wednesday that he spoke to Dunn, who “told me unequivocally that it was a serious blunder” for Stickland to meet with Fuentes, and assured him that the political action committee would have no “future contact” with the well-known white supremacist and Adolf Hitler admirer.
Read the full article. The $3 million donation to Patrick came days before he was to oversee the impeachment trial of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The first tweet below is from the chief of staff for GOP Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan.
Mismatching socks is a “blunder”. Meeting with a pro-rape, pro-Taliban, pro-Hitler, anti-Semitic, Holocaust denier like Nick Fuentes for 6.5 is NOT a blunder. #txlege
— Enrique (@EnriqueOther) October 11, 2023
BREAKING: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick isn’t returning any of the $3 million from a PAC leader who hosted white supremacist Nick Fuentes. He says he spoke to Defend Texas Liberty funder Tim Dunn, who called the meeting a “blunder” and said “mistakes were made.” https://t.co/nVitRE8lCR
— Robert Downen (@RobertDownen_) October 11, 2023
A “blunder” is accidentally running into someone at Walmart & your pic goes viral
Meeting for 7.5 hrs w a Neo-nazi, white supremacist is a friendship.
What could Stickland & Fuentes possibly have in common for 7.5 hrs other than ideology & hate?
— Brendajurgens 🛹🛹📋 (@Brendajurgens3) October 11, 2023