The American Nazi Party attempted to make a foray into Washington's halls of power this week, registering their first lobbyist as a liaison to U.S. lawmakers.
John Bowles, the National Socialist Movement's presidential nominee in 2008, registered Tuesday, U.S. News and World Report notes. He stated on his registration form that he intends to lobby on the issues of "political rights and ballot access laws."
Asked by U.S. News and World Report if he thought an avowed Nazi would actually be able to secure meetings with politicians, Bowles responded with confidence:
"I don't see why not," he says, adding that he knows lobbyists rely on their credibility. "Of course I won't approach anybody in Congress unless it's a very interesting issue or law," he promises. "I'm going to be very careful about the issues I choose for this."
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