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On December 8, a foreign entity made some $500,000 worth of bitcoin donations to right-wing activist groups, and officials believe those donations came from a foreign actor . The donation highlights how easily far-right groups can be highjacked by foreign bad actors. This makes the Republican Party particular vulnerable, and indeed the Republican Party is facing a reckoning following the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol. One member of the party, a former Oklahoma congressmen, has left the party, calling it a “cult.” CNN, meanwhile, is accusing the GOP of being an empty shell of itself and suggesting that it stood for nothing . The backlash against the GOP is anything but surprising after the mob of right-wing rioters stormed and briefly occupied the U.S. Capitol following a rally in which Donald Trump once more claimed to have been the victim of a rigged election . Six of those rioters were were Republican lawmakers, meaning six Republican lawmakers were part of an insurrection against the United States of America . Let that sink in for a moment. What’s worse, they don’t even see anything wrong with that. Earlier this week, Louie Gohmert, a Congressman from Texas, has suggested that “violence on the streets is last resort for Trump supporters who hope to get their man in office despite his loss in a, you know, legitimate election. Security experts have warned that the right-wing embrace of conspiracy theories represents mass radicalization , a claim borne out following the dramatic events […]