Prominent members of the Wisconsin GOP have stayed silent after a neo-Nazi march in Madison made its way to the state capital over the weekend.
On Saturday, videos surfaced of nearly two dozen members of the neo-Nazi group Blood Tribe carrying flags with swastikas through the streets of Madison. According to the Anti-Defamation League, Blood Tribe has a national presence with chapters across the country, and they regularly espouse white supremacist rhetoric that targets Jews, non-whites, the LGBTQ community and other groups.
The group also chanted phrases like “Israel is not our friend,” and “there will be blood” in front of both the State Capitol and a local synagogue.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) released a statement on Saturday condemning the rally and iterating that “neo-Nazis, antisemitism and white supremacy have no home in Wisconsin.”
Prominent Republicans like Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Senate President Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) have remained silent on the issue and not commented on the rally or the rising antisemitism in wake of the Israel-Hamas conflict in the Middle East.