Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks (R-IN) at a hearing on Wednesday grilled a witness on why she tweeted that eating red meat was “far right.”
The hearing was arranged by Democrats on the topic of “Domestic Violent Extremist Groups and the Recruitment of Veterans,” as part of Democrats’ push to address “extremism” in the military and among veterans in the wake of protests at the Capitol on January 6.
One of the Democrats’ witnesses, Cynthia Miller-Idriss, director of American University’s Polarization and Extremism Research & Innovation Lab, tweeted multiple times throughout 2020 and this year about how eating red meat was far right.
Miller-Idriss tweeted on August 13, 2020:
Using the term ‘Red meat’ like this is is part of a years-long set