Self-described pedophile and felon Nathan Larson, who spent a year in prison after threatening to kill the president 10 years ago, is running for Congress in Virginia after former Gov. Terry McAuliffe restored his voting rights.
Larson, who is running as an independent candidate in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District, opened up about his self-described pedophilia in an interview with HuffPost this week, saying “it’s a mix of both” when asked if he is a pedophile or just writes about pedophilia.
The outlet contacted Larson after confirming his campaign website shared an IP address with now-defunct websites suiped.org and incelocalypse.today, which served as chat rooms for “pedophiles and violence-minded misogynists.”
“When people go over the top, there’s a grain of truth to what they say,” he said, adding that there is a “grain of truth” to his past essay about father-daughter incest and another about repeatedly raping his ex-wife.Paul J. Richards/Getty Images
HuffPost noted it did not find anything on the websites definitively stating that Larson engaged in sexual activity with underage individuals, and Larson told the outlet that he had not committed any crimes. However, the report stated that Larson noted numerous times his desire to have sexual relationships with children, including his own daughter.
Larson unsuccessfully sought public office back in 2008 but was banned from running in future elections after pleading guilty to sending the Secret Service a letter that same year threatening to murder either then-President George W. Bush or then-President-elect Barack Obama.
It was unclear at the time which man he was targeting.
However, he is now eligible to run again after McAuliffe, a big ally of Hillary Clinton, restored the voting rights of 13,000 felons in the state in 2016. According to Fox News, he could not be reached for comment.
“A lot of people are tired of political correctness and being constrained by it,” Larson said. “People prefer when there’s an outsider who doesn’t have anything to lose and is willing to say what’s on a lot of people’s minds.”