Months after President Donald Trump infamously told the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by,” CNN reporter Elle Reeve spoke to a former member of the far-right group.
Russell Schultz decided to leave the Proud Boys after deciding the group was becoming increasingly violent. He provided CNN with a video of a man in a Proud Boys polo shirt punching a Black woman — and called for the man to go to jail.
Despite leaving the group (the Proud Boys claim he was actually kicked out) Shultz still shows up to rallies, hates Antifa, and defends his past threats and actions as “jokes.”
Schultz explained to Reeve that many members simply want to be a part of something, or have a group