White supremacists call Rep. Stringer ‘our guy’ in leaked chat logs

By: - March 15, 2019 12:43 pm

People carrying Identity Europa flags march in front of clergy as they arrive at Emancipation Park for a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017. Photo by Anthony Crider | Flickr/CC BY 2.0

Chat logs from the white supremacist group Identity Ervopa released by the nonprofit news organization Unicorn Riot show support for racist comments made by Rep. David Stringer, R-Prescott, last year.

“This is one of my representatives,” user PatrickAz said in the released logs. “Want to talk with this guy. He seems /ourguy/.”

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Screenshot of white supremacist chat logs leaked to the news group Unicorn Riot.

The comment linked to an article that disputed characterizations of Stringers’ comments to a group of ASU students as racist. Stringer is the publisher and co-owner of the local news site in question.

The article was referring to audio obtained by the Phoenix New Times in which Stringer was heard saying that African Americans “don’t blend in.”

WATCH THIS VIDEO OF REP DAVID STRINGER!!!” one post says with a link to a tweet by former city councilman David Schapira to another set of racist comments made by Stringer.

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In the clip, Stringer says public schools are suffering because there “aren’t enough white kids” to go around, and that immigration “represents an existential threat to the United States.”

One user posted links to several articles about Stringers various comments saying “Does Stringer seem good to you guys?”

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The following conversation turned towards the users talking about their distaste for women who are not white.

Stringer is currently facing an ethics investigation in the Arizona House of Representatives for his comments on race and immigration, and for apparently pleading guilty to a sex crime involving juveniles in Baltimore in the early 1980s.

The database of leaked chat logs can be found here, and references to Stringer in the database can be found here.

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Jerod MacDonald-Evoy
Jerod MacDonald-Evoy

Reporter Jerod MacDonald-Evoy joined the Arizona Mirror from the Arizona Republic, where he spent 4 years covering everything from dark money in politics to Catholic priest sexual abuse scandals. He brings strong watchdog sensibilities and creative storytelling skills to the Arizona Mirror.