According to a review by American Ledger, Republican Arizona State Senate candidate Wendy Rogers is a member of The Oath Keepers, an extreme anti-government militia that believes in baseless conspiracy theories.

Wendy Rogers promoted her Oath Keepers membership in a campaign advertisement during her failed 2018 congressional campaign. Facebook removed the ad because it violated their policies.

The Oath Keepers recently criticized the arrest of the gunman who shot and killed two protestors in Kenosha, Wisconsin, but their history of inflammatory remarks and dangerous views goes back years. The group’s founder once said that Senator John McCain was a traitor who should be “hung by the neck until dead” and the group urged its members to arm themselves in order to investigate an unhinged child trafficking conspiracy theory.

One of the Oath Keepers’ organizing beliefs is the fantasy that America will be taken over by a New World Order socialist regime and that all patriots must remain vigilant. The group claims their membership includes tens of thousands of current and former law enforcement officials and military veterans, making their militia-posturing and calls for vigilantism more dangerous.

As she seeks to represent everyday Arizonans in the state Senate, Rogers has failed to disavow her affiliation with this extreme, anti-government militia.

Rogers is running for the state Senate in District 6.

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