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Campaign manager for North Carolina’s extremist superintendent candidate has used right-wing media to attack LGBTQ inclusion in education

Rachmuth supports and shares rhetoric with other right-wing extremists in education. While advocating for bills in North Carolina that would infringe on the rights of transgender youth, Rachmuth told Peters, “We need to get rid of these radicals in these bureaucratic organizations.” This rhetoric echoes that of Oklahoma State Superintendent Ryan Walters, who claimed that the education system was “Marxist-run.” Rachmuth has called Walters one of “America’s best state inspectors”; GLAAD has since called on state lawmakers to remove him from office for promoting a hostile educational environment for LGBTQ people following the death of high school student Nex Benedict (Rumble, The Stew Peters Show, 7/7/23; Media Affairs, 2/1/24, 28/2/24; Twitter/X, 4/3/24; GLAAD, 12-3-24)

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