Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos works as an unpaid intern in the Congressional office of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.).
Yiannopoulos, 37, announced the work on his Telegram account on Monday with a photo of his official congressional intern badge.
“I was finally persuaded to leave retirement. But my skills are a little rusty, so the best role I could land was an unpaid internship with a friend. Pray for me!” said Yiannopoulos.
“Mom always said I would end up in government!” added the British commentator.
Greene’s office confirmed to The Hill that Yiannopoulos was indeed their intern.
Yiannopoulos, who previously worked at Breitbart, rose to prominence in the mid-2010s for his incendiary stances on feminism, Islam and other burning issues, but walked out of public conversation after intense backlash.
He was disinvited from the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2017 after a video emerged in which Yiannopoulos appeared to defend pedophilia. He was banned from Twitter in 2016 and from Facebook in 2019. Australia prohibited Yiannopoulos to enter the country in 2019 following comments he made about the Christchurch mass shooting at a New Zealand mosque. Last year, he announced that he is “ex-gay”.
Yiannopoulos has been spotted at some of Greene’s public appearances in recent months.
In late April, he attended a press conference where Greene announced legislation to repeal and replace Section 230, the law that protects online platforms from liability.
At that press conference, Greene said she wanted to invite Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who is in the process of buying Twitter, to a panel discussion of people “unfairly banned from Twitter.”
She said she would like Yiannopoulos to be in this roundtable as well as Infowars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
In early May, Yiannopoulos was spotted backstage with Greene’s team at a GOP primary debate, the The Washington Examiner reported.