Varney Interviews Virginia GOP Senate Nominee, Doesn’t Ask About Alt-Right Ties


Corey Stewart is known nationally for two things: his extensive ties to the alt-right, and having just won the Republican primary for Virginia’s Senate elections.

Stewart appeared on Stuart Varney‘s Fox Business Network show on Wednesday, and the host forgot to ask about one of those.

Stewart’s ties to the alt-right have been well documented. He’s called noted white nationalist and anti-Semite Paul Nehlen a “personal hero,” spoke at a right-wing rally alongside white supremacist Jason Kessler, the organizer of the deadly Charlottesville rally, and named an apparent neo-Nazi his campaign “Volunteer of the Week.”

His ties to racists are so newsworthy that he was forced to disavow Nehlen earlier this month, and he has faced serious opposition from Republican party members and media commentators.

Varney didn’t seem aware.

“Sir, you are getting criticism for past support of confederate symbols and monuments, your response to that?” Varney asked.

“I still support them,” Stewart said. “I don’t think it’s right to take down historical monuments, any historical monuments for that matter.”

“What’s your main line of attack against Senator Tim Kaine?” Varney asked next.

Stewart argued that Kaine, who he will be facing in the general senate election in November, doesn’t support Trump.

That wasn’t enough for Varney, who asked: “He was the running mate for Hillary Clinton in the November elections of 2016 — you going to use that?”

Stewart confirmed, and called Kaine a “walking disaster for the commonwealth of Virginia.”

“Okay, you’re the man going up against Senator Kaine in November. Appreciate it, sir,” Varney concluded.

Watch above, via Fox Business Network.

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