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Tea Party Nazi Reenactor Rick Iott Defends Himself - ABC News
In the press release, titled "Rich Iott Statement on the Latest Kaptur Campaign Lie," Iott also published several images of him dressed for other military reenactments that he participated in with the group Wiking from 2003 to 2007, including an image of him in a U.S. World War I military uniform and one with him and his son Ian in Union soldier uniforms from the Civil War.

Iott said he has been involved with historical reenactments from different eras since graduating from college and his interest in reenactment is purely historical.

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Kaptur spokesman Steve Fought said the Wiking reenactment group promotes "a twisted and dangerous view of history" and Iott's involvement with the organization is "outrageous and indefensible."



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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 08:36:02 AM EST
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We've known at least since Reagan that the Republican party is a racist party.

"in Union soldier uniforms from the Civil War."

This kind of thing just doesn't help to to diminish that perception.

by shergald on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 05:30:51 PM EST
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