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Immigrants can join the military and run the United States.

The New York Jets quarterback’s bigoted musings could be a problem for the NFL at some point, not to mention his hypothetical political career.

 

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers is unlikely to be named as the running mate of conspiracy theorist Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s 2024 presidential campaign, according to a report by Mediaite over the weekend.

 

 

But it was no surprise to me when Kennedy confirmed that Rogers was on his list of potential veeps — both men have become celebrities in the conservative movement for delving deep into right-wing rabbit holes and spouting the rabbit claims they find there. . And like Kennedy’s, Rogers’ conspiracy theories can clearly be steeped in total dogma.

 

Aaron Rodgers on RFK Jr.’s shortlist for vice president
Aaron Rodgers suggested that immigrants could join the military and launch the United States.
The New York Jets quarterback’s bigoted musings could be a problem for the NFL at some point, not to mention his hypothetical political career.

 

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers is unlikely to be named as the running mate of conspiracy theorist Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s 2024 presidential campaign, according to a report by Mediaite over the weekend.

 

 

But it was no surprise to me when Kennedy confirmed that Rogers was on his list of potential veeps — both men have become celebrities in the conservative movement for delving deep into right-wing rabbit holes and spouting the rabbit claims they find there. . And like Kennedy’s, Rogers’ conspiracy theories can clearly be steeped in total dogma.

 

 

This became abundantly clear after some of Rodgers’ past comments were recently released. Although he spent time last week responding (in lawyerly fashion) to allegations that he personally shared false conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, he apparently doesn’t feel the same desire about anti-immigrant bigotry and election denial. supported during a recent interview with fellow conspiracy theorist

 

Eddie Bravo.

 

As first reported by sports website Offical Announcing, Rodgers spread lies about Covid-19 during a Feb. 23 podcast — and then promoted a claim without evidence that immigrants who speak Spanish or Chinese were seeking to join the U.S. military and then potentially launched the country. do

 

Rogers said he heard the claim from conspiracy theorist Brett Weinstein on an episode of Joe Rogan’s podcast:

 

 

How is he [Weinstein] talking about two different migration groups, right? You have Spanish-speaking groups and you have Chinese groups. And he’s talking about the scariest thing I’ve actually thought about in years. I said, no American-loving soldier would turn on their people, right? But who will turn their people?

 

He also said that the Congress is opening the door to this kind of treachery:

 

And he [Weinstein] mentioned on the podcast: What if they gave citizenship for military service? It’s a scary thought. And was the bill just introduced in Congress, I believe yesterday or the day after? That exact type of bill grants citizenship to immigrants who join the military.

 

Rogers was referring to a recently proposed bipartisan bill known as the Courage to Serve Act, which would speed up a process that already exists for immigrants to obtain citizenship if they serve in the military. Rogers apparently has no idea that immigrants without citizenship have long served in the US military for the benefit of our country. But let’s not complicate things here: his focus on Spanish and Chinese speakers is clearly bigoted and xenophobic.

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