The husband of a Plainfield, Connecticut Democrat running for a probate judge seat was a member of a prominent neo-Nazi group for several years, and still maintains a pro-white blog, watchdog groups have learned.
The Bulletin reports:
Rob Freeman is the husband of attorney Anna Zubkova, of Plainfield, who is a candidate in the Democratic primary for probate judge. The election is Tuesday.
Freeman’s blog, called “Mindweapons of Ragnarok,” has the tagline of “Once Aryan Skynet is self aware, it doesn’t matter who threw the switch.”
The Ragnarok website, which includes references to mythological and science fiction-based end-of world scenarios, includes entries promoting white pride. The latest entry is a reaction to his being “outed.”
“So I’m ‘prominent’ and a ‘neo-Nazi?’ the newest post states. “I don’t know that I’m prominent, and the neo-Nazis are the ones genociding my wife’s people in Eastern Ukraine, funded by the USA government to the tune of 5 billion dollars.”
Why shouldn’t we have a Congressional White Caucus? Why shouldn’t we have a National Association for White People, or La Blanca Raza? Why shouldn’t we have a European American Political Action Committee, or EAPAC analogous to The American Israeli Political Action Committee, or AIPAC?
“White children are taught to feel guilty for being white,” the post states. “White guilt makes white kids timid and ashamed of being white, and emboldens other races to attack them unprovoked.”
Freeman admits to being part of the extreme right wing movement years ago, “until it died out.”
According to an interview by the Bulletin, Zubkova and Freeman have been married for 17 years and have one daughter.
During the phone interview on Thursday, Zubkova said she does not subscribe to her husband’s views and her fitness for the bench should not be tarred by his opinions.
“He did not have those views when we married, but acquired them after,” she said. “What am I supposed to do? Divorce him? It’s not unusual for husbands and wives to have different views. As a judge, I can assure you I would not discriminate against anyone, even based on their beliefs. In my career, I’ve represented clients from many different backgrounds and races, all to the best of my knowledge and ability.”
And as a voter, I totally don’t believe her.
This image is from a previous post on her husband’s website:
Chairman William Holmes said the Democratic Town committee was unaware of Freeman’s views at the time of Zubkova’s endorsement.”If we had, there obviously would have been a conversation before we proceeded,” he said. “I would have proposed holding back any endorsement until we could have researched the matter.”
Zubkova will compete for the Probate District judgeship against fellow Democrat Andrea Truppa in Tuesday’s primary election.
Truppa declined to comment on the matter, except to say she was “very shocked.”
Plainfield First Selectman Paul Sweet, who endorsed Zubkova, told the Bulletin, learning about Freeman’s history was like “getting kicked in the stomach.”
“I feel (Zubkova) deceived us by omission and I feel misled,” he said. “I’m pulling my support and telling my friends and family to do the same. The signs on my lawn are coming up. There’s a lot of good people who made a decision to support her without having all the information they needed.”
Images: Mindweapons in Ragnarok