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Pom-Pom Privilege: Ready for Hillary Staffer Cheers for Racist Washington Football Team

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• February 2, 2015 12:58 pm

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Does Hillary Clinton support racism?

That’s a great question. The answer is: probably.

There is no other explanation for the fact that Ready for Hillary, the most prominent pro-Clinton Super PAC, continues to employ someone with deep ties to the Racist Washington Football Team. (Trigger warning: the following embedded tweet contains a racial slur.)

Kirby Hoag is Ready for Hillary’s deputy operations director, and is engaged to the group’s executive director, Adam Parkhomenko. She’s also a cheerleader ambassador for the Washington Football Team, an organization that has been strongly criticized by liberal groups and Democratic senators for its problematically racist name—The R******s. Even Hillary Clinton has called for the team to change its "insensitive" mascot. "I think that there’s no reason for it to continue as the name of a team in our nation’s capital," she said in an interview last year. But does she really mean it?

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(Photo: Kirby Hoag Instagram)