Keystone Newsroom: PA Lawmakers and Members of the Jewish Community Called Out “McCormick’s Financial Investments into Rumble…[Which] Houses Right-Wing Extremists and neo-Nazis”

PENNSYLVANIA — Keystone Newsroom recently highlighted the Don’t Trust Dave Tour, which continued this week in Harrisburg. Pennsylvania lawmakers and members of the Pennsylvania Jewish Community called out David McCormick’s millions of dollars in a far-right web hosting platform that uplifts hate speech.

ICYMI: Keystone Newsroom: PA lawmakers call out Dave McCormick’s investments in antisemitic media platform

  • Republican Senate candidate Dave McCormick’s financial investments into Rumble, an online platform that houses right-wing extremists and neo-Nazis, have been called into question by Pennsylvania Democratic lawmakers and members of Pennsylvania’s Jewish community
  • [McCormick] can’t call out antisemitism on Monday and then invest millions of dollars in a platform for known hatemongers on Tuesday,” State Rep. Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny) said at a press conference in Harrisburg on Wednesday. 
  • “When white supremacists and conspiracy theorists were ousted from YouTube and they sought out a platform with no rules when it comes to hate speech, Rumble welcomed them in.”
  • Wednesday’s press conference was hosted by the Pennsylvania Democratic Party and is part of the “Don’t Trust Dave” bus tour, which highlights McCormick’s policy positions.
  • McCormick, a former Connecticut-based hedge fund manager running against US Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania) this November, has between $1 million and $5 million invested into Rumble, according to a story published by the American Journal.
  • McCormick’s hypocrisy is on full display with his investments in a site that promotes antisemitic content,” said Democratic Jewish Outreach Pennsylvania Co-Founder and Chair Jill Zipin. “Pennsylvanians can see right through his act of pretending to oppose hate speech.”
  • The platform is the home to white supremacists and conspiracy theorists such as Nick Fuentes, a figure in the extreme alt-right who is a Holocaust denier that often praises Adolf Hitler.
  • “Some people know about a guy named Nick Fuentes, who is another extremist,” State Rep. Tarik Khan (D-Philadelphia) said on Wednesday.
  • “Nick is a white supremacist who is hosted on this platform who is a white supremacist and holocaust denier who recently said he will ally himself with any person who says quote ‘that they love Hitler.’”
  • The McCormick campaign was reached via email and didn’t provide comment for this story.