An undergraduate Republican leader who attended white power rallies was just recently re-elected by the members of his school’s pro-GOP trainee group.James Allsup
, the former president of the Washington State University(“WSU”)College Republicans was required to step down after extensive reports that he participated in the “Join the Right”rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia. Those rallies ended in violence and death previously this year.Allsup’s face appeared in many pictures distributed after the death of socialist Heather Heyer at stated rallies. His face, lit up by a tiki torch, ended up being associated with white nationalism. He was set up to speak at the night rally, but later claimed to oppose racism.This week, Allsup was picked by his Republican peers to lead the company again.That vote was later on”stated null and
void “by the WSU College Republicans, nevertheless, citing Allsup’s registration status.
In a Twitter post simply after midnight on December 1, Allsup wrote:”I have officially been re-elected as the President of the WSU College Republicans.”The alt-right Republican attached a picture of Pepe the Frog, an unofficial mascot used by the alt-right and Trump fans( though such an association has actually been disavowed by Pepe’s developer.)The group’s present president, Amir Rezamand, talked to The Chronicle of College about the reelection. He stated, “I believe the declaration is really clear. Absolutely nothing has actually changed.”Making complex the concern are the comments of Brian Shuffield, the director of WSU’s trainee activities workplace. Shuffield statedAllsup won’t be permitted to serve since he’s scheduled to finish next month and because Allsup isn’t currently registered as a trainee, he can’t hold the leadership position. [image via screengrab]