According to a report by The Kansas City Star, the head of President Trump’s Commission on Election Integrity, is a paid columnist at the right-wing Breitbart News website which has become the voice of the white supremacist movement, embracing racism, anti-Semitism and white supremacy.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has published seven columns on Breitbart, most recently an anti-immigration piece on the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), arguing that it should be ended.
“DACA is inconsistent with the rule of law, inconsistent with the president’s own promises, and inconsistent with the president’s principled stand against illegal immigration. It must end,” Kobach, who running for governor of Kansas on a strict immigration platform, wrote in the publication.
“I get paid for my columns … just like you’re paid,” Kobach told The Kansas City Star, according to the report.
The Star reports that Kobach, who has defended Breitbart, has other columns for the conservative publication lined up.
“I think Breitbart.com appeals to anyone who is Republican or conservative in any way,” Kobach said, according to The Star, adding “it appeals to a broad spectrum of conservative readers.”
Kobach is currently running for governor of Kansas, though there was also some talk that he could be a candidate for secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
Kobach is not the only White House official to have ties to Breitbart. In fact, the right-wing website has been a controlling element in the Trump administration.
The president’s former chief strategist Stephen Bannon left the publication to chair Trump’s campaign and later work in the White House.
He returned to Breitbart last month after he left the White House, along with Trump’s former aide Sebastian Gorka, who worked as a national security editor at the publication.