Topeka candidate’s Proud Boys history not a little worrisome

Joel Campbell is running for the Topeka City Council. He’s also a former member of the Proud Boys, a right-wing extremist group that was involved in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6.

By

Opinion

March 22, 2021 - 8:21 AM

Armed members of the far-right Proud Boys groups stand guard during a memorial for Patriot Prayer member Aaron Jay Danielson on September 5, 2020 in Vancouver, Washington. Danielson was shot and killed on Saturday, August 29 during a pro-Trump rally in Portland, Oregon. (Nathan Howard/Getty Images/TNS)

Joel Campbell is running for the Topeka City Council.

He’s also a former member of the Proud Boys, a right-wing extremist group that was involved in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6.

But to hear his account to The Topeka Capital-Journal’s Blaise Mesa, that’s behind him now. Besides, the Proud Boys he knows aren’t like that at all.

Related
March 10, 2021
February 23, 2021
February 17, 2021
February 12, 2021