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Virginia EMT suspended without pay; insists his neo-Nazi podcast isn’t racist, it’s just ‘satire’

He also has voiced his opinion on the conviction of James Fields, who killed activist Heather Heyer in Charlottesville last year at the Unite the Right rally that McNabb also attended.

twitter-content=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Keep in mind I disagree with the verdict and I think what he did was justified given the circumstances, and not so long ago the entire public would have agreed with me.</p>— Alex McNabb (@AlexJMcNabb) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlexJMcNabb/status/1072647130580434945?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 12, 2018</a></blockquote> ”>

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Keep in mind I disagree with the verdict and I think what he did was justified given the circumstances, and not so long ago the entire public would have agreed with me.

— Alex McNabb (@AlexJMcNabb) December 12, 2018

Fields driving into a crowd of human beings was “justified, given the circumstances,” according to Alex McNabb. This man, who saves lives for a living, unapologetically condones murder.

McNabb spends a lot of time focusing on the “optics” of being a virulent racist, but apparently the optics of his own hate speech have caught up with him. 

“This individual should never be involved in patient care at any level,” said Lock Boyce, the board of supervisors’ chairman of Patrick County. “Not as a physician, a nurse, an EMT. Not anywhere.”

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Virginia’s Department of Health has opened a formal investigation into McNabb’s conduct after receiving a complaint late last month, a spokesperson said.

An attorney for McNabb’s employer, JEB Stuart Volunteer Rescue Squad, told CNN that McNabb was placed on unpaid leave Monday night, two days after news reports of his comments surfaced.

“We’ll cooperate (with the state),” said Wren Williams, JEB Stuart’s attorney. “I’ve cautioned against firing him outright yet because we don’t want to be sued for wrongful termination.”

McNabb has also spent a lot of time on Twitter complaining that this scandal will lead to the shutdown of the JEB Stuart Rescue Squad, which apparently will be absolutely helpless without a part-time bigot punching the clock. He also shines some light on the very struggle that rural counties like his own face in providing emergency services. To give the neo-Nazi what little credit he is due, McNabb is using his time in the spotlight not just to spread more hate, but also to raise money for the squad, which he claims has had to borrow ambulances recently. 

twitter-content=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Send donations to PO Box 340, Patrick Springs, Virginia, 24133. Make them out to "Jeb Stuart Rescue", yes, it is indeed named after a Confederate officer. <br><br>Feel free to mention this is to save a community a Huffpo journalist is trying to destroy.</p>— Alex McNabb (@AlexJMcNabb) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlexJMcNabb/status/1068326793432707073?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 30, 2018</a></blockquote> ”>

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Send donations to PO Box 340, Patrick Springs, Virginia, 24133. Make them out to “Jeb Stuart Rescue”, yes, it is indeed named after a Confederate officer.

Feel free to mention this is to save a community a Huffpo journalist is trying to destroy.

— Alex McNabb (@AlexJMcNabb) November 30, 2018

Though, of course, it’s a bit much to say that, by writing an exposé of a part-time EMT as a raging bigot, anyone’s actively seeking to destroy Patrick County, Virginia. Truth is, the county doesn’t seem to want him in such an important role, according to CNN.

Boyce, the Patrick County board chairman, said he will demand McNabb’s firing at a county board meeting next Monday. If McNabb is still employed, Boyce said he will seek “to suspend all county funds” paid to the JEB Stuart Volunteer Rescue Squad.

“This is not some backward county where we’re a bunch of white supremacists,” said Boyce, who says he’s heard from many people in the county outraged over the reports.

“We can’t sit here and say it’s their First Amendment right,” he said. “We have to say ‘no, this is the way to hell.'”

According to Huffpost, the state investigation could last up to 60 days.




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