Steve Smith? Did Pennsylvania's most hatemongering Republicans (hey, they gave us Lou Barletta) actually elect Neo-Nazi Steve Smith to serve as one of their committeemen? Did they just give up trying to fool everyone? You KNOW people are going to go nuts over this!
One People's Project
PITTSTON, PA—Despite his public history as an active neo-Nazi associated with the more violent elements of the white supremacist scene over the past 20 years, Republicans of Luzerne County, PA might have seen fit to elect Keystone State “Skinheads” (KSS) founding member Steve Smith a local committeeman.
Smith, according to his posts on Stormfront as well as a mention in his current organization the European American Action Coalition, was elected to represent Pittston City Ward 4 for a term of four years. He posted a photograph of a certificate reportedly from the Luzerne County Board of Elections recognizing his position.
Smith has been active in several groups over the years, including the Ku Klux Klan, Aryan Nations and David Duke’s organization the European Rights Organization (EURO). He was a founding member of KSS which began in 2001. KSS has a history of members and its associates getting arrested from crimes ranging from assault to murder, and Smith himself spent 30 days in jail in 2003 after he and two other associates attempted to assault a black man in Scranton, PA
In recent years, however, Smith has attempted to develop a more political persona, a departure from his street activism and thuggery, while maintaining his old associations and beliefs. He has campaigned for Ron Paul and worked on anti-immigration campaigns, particularly with the notoriety of former Hazelton Mayor, not Congressman Lou Barletta putting a spotlight on his locality with his harsh laws against immigrants. That has caused complications for some of his friends, most notably anti-immigration activist Dan Smeriglio, whose associations with Smith has damaged his reputation significantly with the mainstream right. He has also participated in the Scranton Tea Party as well, writing regularly on its Facebook page.
Smith most recently participated in the Leif Ericson Day Celebration sponsored by KSS, an annual outing that has taken place in Philadelphia for five years. He is currently planning to hold another neo-Nazi event called the European American Heritage Celebration for its third year in a row in a public park in Moosic, PA on August 12.
VIDEOSSteve Smith Arrested
Steve Smith at Anti-Immigration Rally as Organizer Plays Dumb
Steve is the guy with the megaphone and he brought his comrade Ryan Wojtowicz of American Third Position and KSS (in the black hoodie with "Teardown" - the name of a KSS-associated band - on the front). This video cost Voice of the People's Dan Smeriglio his credibility.
Antifa disrupt a neo-Nazi Outing in Philadelphia
Smith appears in this video.