Report: Va. man running for Congress is a pedophile who threatened to kill the president
A man running for a U.S. House seat in Virginia's 10th congressional district, a 37-year-old independent candidate, is also a pedophile, The Huffington Post reported Thursday.
Nathan D. Larson reportedly admitted to HuffPost that he is a pedophile and said he was the creator of a website where pedophiles could connect and chat. That site has since been removed by its domain host.
Larson also spent 16 months in federal prison after pleading guilty in 2009 to threatening to kill the president, The Washington Post reported last year.
According to the newspaper's report, Larson's platform when he was running for a Virginia state office included "legalizing child pornography and incestuous marriage; allowing men to have multiple wives and physically discipline them; repealing the 19th Amendment; and abolishing state funding for girls and women to attend high school and college."
Larson's record prevented him from running for office until then-Gov. Terry McAuliffe restored voting rights and other civil rights to thousands of felons in the state in 2016.
McAuliffe tried to restore rights to more than 200,000 felons with an executive order, according to the Associated Press, but Republicans successfully challenged him in the state Supreme Court. McAuliffe then proceeded to sign restoration orders on an individual basis.
In 2017, Larson ran for Virginia's House of Delegates in the 31st district. That race was won by Democrat Elizabeth Guzman.
Now he's challenging Republican Barbara Comstock, the incumbent who currently represents the large swath of Northern Virginia, including Ashburn, Manassas, Leesburg and Winchester. Several Democrats are also challenging Comstock in that race.
Virginia's primary election is Tuesday, June 12.