Trump voter fraud panel head confirms he’s a paid Breitbart columnist


Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the head of President Trump’s Commission on Election Integrity, is a paid columnist at the conservative Breitbart News website.

“I get paid for my columns … just like you’re paid,” Kobach told The Kansas City Star.

Kobach has published seven columns on Breitbart, most recently on why the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) should be ended. 

{mosads}“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 is running for governor of Kansas on a strict immigration platform, wrote on the website. 

His four most recent pieces are labeled as exclusives. 

Kobach’s other pieces highlight immigration, as well as his own Commission on Election Integrity. 

The Star reports that Kobach, who has defended Breitbart, has other columns for the conservative publication lined up. 

“I think 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.”

While Kobach is currently running for governor of Kansas, there was also some talk that he could be a candidate for secretary of Homeland Security. 

Kobach is not the only Trump administration official to have ties to Breitbart. 

The president’s former chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, left the site 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 former White House aide Sebastian Gorka, who worked as a national security editor at the site.


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