Following AP reports on military record, J.R. Majewski turns to white nationalist host for help

Stew Peters hosts J.R. Majewski

Following an Associated Press investigation of his military record, Republican House nominee and former right-wing streamer J.R. Majewski went on white nationalist Stew Peters’ online show for support. Peters, who spoke at Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes' conference, praised Majewski and attacked his critics as liars who are going “straight to the lake of fire.” 

The Associated Press reported last month that Majewski “misrepresented” his military service by presenting “himself as an Air Force combat veteran who deployed to Afghanistan after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.” Military documents, however, “indicate Majewski never deployed to Afghanistan but instead completed a six-month stint helping to load planes at an air base in Qatar, a longtime U.S. ally that is a safe distance from the fighting.” Media Matters documented numerous instances when Majewski said he was deployed to Afghanistan. 

The AP subsequently reported that Majewski also didn’t tell the truth about a military punishment: The Republican claimed he was punished and demoted because he was involved in a “brawl,” but documents show he was actually stopped for drunk driving. 

Majewski has attempted to rebut the Associated Press by doubling down on his Afghanistan claims and lashing out at the Associated Press. He has also been going on far-right media programs to gather support, including appearing on the October 4 edition of The Stew Peters Show

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Citation From the October 4, 2022, edition of The Stew Peters Show

Peters claimed that “the AP is just out and out lying. These are unofficial campaign ads solicited by these Democrats, I guess if that’s what you want to say; establishment globalists, communists, totalitarian regimes — this is the people that they employ to go and do their bidding for them.” He also said that Majewski’s opponents will go “straight to the lake of fire.” 

Peters later said that the AP episode shows what “America First Americans are up against: the lying, fake Marxist regime that is only intact because of a coup d'etat when the real insurrection happened on November 3 of 2020. And nobody should ever forget that.” 

At the conclusion of the interview, Peters said that “given a fair and free election, there's no doubt that you should win” and Majewski’s potential voters know that “the agenda of [Democratic opponent Rep.] Marcy Kaptur and her entire extreme left communist regime that backs her, along with the [House Minority Leader Kevin] McCarthy-controlled NRCC and establishment globalist fossils in this fake hijacked government is oppressive to their inherent, God-given, inalienable rights, and they won’t stand for it.”

During the interview, Majewski thanked Peters and asked his viewers for support. Peters also promoted Majewski’s website for viewers who want to contribute to his campaign. 

In February, Peters spoke at the white nationalist America First Political Action Conference (AFPAC) organized by Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes. During his speech, Peters said that Satan is “flooding our schools with blood libel against white people” and claimed there’s an “Islamic insurgency” in Minneapolis. 

Peters has repeatedly pushed white nationalist views online and on his show:

  • Last month, Peters wrote on Telegram: “Blacks commit the most violent crimes. PERIOD. This is an inarguable fact, and if you believe or repeat anything different, you’re lying.” 
  • He has stated while promoting the white nationalist “great replacement” theory, “If America replaces its existing population with foreigners who are more violent or less capable, then this country will suffer. … Diversity isn’t America’s strength.”
  • Peters wrote on Telegram: “Don’t let the press gaslight you. Don’t let them get away with ignoring the OBVIOUS white replacement operation taking place in America!” 
  • His September 22 show carried the headline “Full-Scale White REPLACEMENT Underway; Less American Babies Born than Illegals Pouring into the U.S.” 
  • Peters complained on Telegram: “Watching the hockey game on TV, and I have not seen ONE commercial with white people in it. The great replacement is not ‘conspiracy’.”
  • Peters has praised the white nationalist website VDare and hosted its editor, Peter Brimelow. 

Peters also has a history of pushing far-right conspiracy theories. Majewski himself is a January 6 insurrectionist who has said, “I believe in everything that’s been put out from Q.” 

Majewski is also a supporter of antisemite Andrew Torba, who runs the white nationalist haven Gab. Peters and Torba are allies and appeared together at AFPAC.