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State Rep. Jon Stone’s social media posts include Nazi references and racist remarks

State Rep. Jon Stone’s social media posts include Nazi references and racist remarks

New Hampshire State Representative Jon Stone (Left) faces further backlash as a review of his social media activity has revealed a pattern of disturbing and extremist posts. He has been a key political ally of Republican Gubernatorial candidate Kelly Ayotte (Right)(Twitter)

By Colin Booth

June 20, 2024

New Hampshire State Representative Jon Stone—already under intense scrutiny for his termination as a police officer due to threats of a mass shooting of police, threats of sexual violence, and inappropriate relationship with a minor—now faces further backlash as a review of his social media activity has revealed a pattern of disturbing and extremist posts.

Stone, a key political ally and endorser of Republican gubernatorial candidate Kelly Ayotte and Sullivan County campaign chair of Donald Trump’s reelection efforts in New Hampshire, has been found to have made numerous posts that include Holocaust and Nazi imagery, racist and anti-LGBTQ+ comments, and threats of violence.

Stone’s social media history is rife with references to the Holocaust and Nazi imagery. Among the most alarming posts, he compared modern-day “fact-checking” to Nazis “control of information” and made Nazi comparisons to conservative misinformation on education and guns.

In addition to these Holocaust references, Stone’s posts exhibit overt racism and bigotry. He trivialized slavery, suggesting individuals who suffered from slavery in the US were “not special.” He also suggested former first lady Michelle Obama was a man and suggested someone impersonating him online was “either a Nigerian or a Democrat.” Stone further liked comments calling Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib a “communist bitch” and shared memes labeling Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Tlaib as “blood thirsty monsters.”

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He reposted a video claiming Black people wield “Black Power” to harm others based on race and falsely argued that George Floyd died of a fentanyl overdose rather than from police brutality.

Stone’s anti-LGBTQ posts are equally inflammatory. He shared a post that attacked LGBTQ+ individuals, claiming they are the “new birth control” and a threat to traditional families. 

These revelations come as Stone’s endorsement continues to be prominently featured in Kelly Ayotte’s gubernatorial campaign, despite mounting calls for disavowal. Ayotte has yet to remove Stone from her list of endorsers or address the growing controversy. Similarly the Trump campaign has offered no update on their relationship with Stone since Stephen Stepanek, the campaign’s state chair said in April that the situation would be “handled by Mar-a-Lago, in consultation with me.”

Stone served as a member of Claremont city council until April of this year, when the council voted to remove Stone from multiple committees in light of the many allegations against him. House Republican leadership has thus far refused to take action on Stone, leaving him as a member of the House Committee on Criminal Justice, despite his record.

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  • Colin Booth

    Based in Epsom, Colin Booth is Granite Post's political correspondent. A Granite State native and veteran political professional with a deep background in journalism, he's worked on campaigns and programs in battleground states across the country, ranging from New Hampshire, Texas, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.

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