Matt Heimbach, a self-described radical extremist who played an instrumental role in getting white supremacists to attend Charlottesville's deadly Unite the Right rally, plans to relaunch his old hate group as soon as this weekend.
In an interview with Newsy Heimbach says he now supports violence and killings in what he says is a revolution against rich corporate executives, global elites, and even those who have caused global warming.
"These people have names and addresses. Their kids have names and addresses, and the capitalist class, by hook or by crook, has to be liquidated. You know that it's called class war for a reason. " Heimbach said. "Any violence the proletariat brings is simply in self-defense."
He co-founded the Traditionalist Worker Party in 2015 - a neo-Nazi group that advocated for a racially pure white ethnostate.
The group’s members and Heimbach created a coalition of white nationalist groups, showed up at key Nazi events across the U.S. , and connected with international extremists.
The group dissolved in 2018. For a time, Heimbach said he was out of the White power movement altogether.
Still, he plans to relaunch the Traditionalist Worker Party as what he calls a ‘national Bolshevik’ group that takes inspiration from Marxism and China and targets global elites.
This does not mean he has abandoned all of his beliefs from his neo-Nazi days.
"Do I particularly like Judaism as a religion? No," he said.