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Nick Fuentes (middle) is seen exiting the offices of Pale Horse strategies with Chris Russo, founder and president of Texans for Strong Borders (right) in Fort Worth on Oct. 6, 2023.

Nick Fuentes is just the latest white supremacist embraced by Defend Texas Liberty

While Fuentes’ unapologetic hate mongering has made him one of the nation’s best-known white supremacists, he was merely the latest in a long line of people who have been embraced by Defend Texas Liberty and its close allies.


Fuentes’ acolytes

Conservative social media personality Ella Maulding (right) and Fort Worth-based podcaster Kaden Lopez exit the offices of Pale Horse Strategies in Fort Worth, Texas on Oct. 6, 2023.
From left: Konner Earnest and Kyle Rittenhouse outside of the offices of Pale Horse Strategies in Fort Worth on Oct. 6, 2023. Earnest is an associate of Nick Fuentes; Rittenhouse, who was acquitted of homicide after fatally shooting two people at a 2020 Black Lives Matter protesters in Wisconsin, has denounced Fuentes and said he left the offices when he learned of Fuentes' presence.
Kyle Rittenhouse is seen helping unload items from a U-Haul at the offices of Pale Horse Strategies in Fort Worth on Oct. 6, 2023.
Konner Earnest outside of the offices of Pale Horse Strategies in Fort Worth on Oct. 6, 2023. Earnest is an associate of Nick Fuentes and also worked on former state Sen. Don Huffines' gubernatorial campaign in 2022.

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