Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak was criticized on social media after he posed for a photo with Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Greene became a controversial figure by embracing the QAnon conspiracy theory, regularly engaging in attacks against the LGBTQ+ community, parroting White nationalist and White supremacist talking points and continuing to voice her support for efforts to overturn and undermine the results of the 2020 presidential election.
The photo emerged online after it was shared by right-wing watchdog Twitter account Patriot Takes, which did not provide context for the image.
However, the image—which shows Sajak with Greene and Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN) host Brian Glenn—was shot late last month, when Glenn said he had the "pleasure" of meeting Sajak and Greene at a dinner.
You can see it below.
Sajak was harshly criticized for the photograph.
Many accused him of supporting someone many consider a traitor to the United States.
Sajak—who recently announced he would retire after four decades of hosting Wheel of Fortune—is a longtime Republican who has written a number of columns for the conservative magazine Human Events.
He openly supported former President Donald Trump.
Sajak is also a climate change skeptic who openly questioned the extent to which humans are responsible for anthropogenic climate change, once facing criticism for stating "global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading for their own ends."
Additionally, Sajak is a financial supporter of the Young America's Foundation (YAF), which according to their website "introduces students and student activists to conservative ideas through conservative conferences, speakers, campus lectures and initiatives." Trump's former attorney general Jeff Sessions as well as senior aide Stephen Miller are YAF alumni.