The founder of a neo-Nazi blog and major figure in the alt-right movement has resigned after he was revealed to have a Jewish wife. A post published on Medium over the weekend claimed Mike Enoch of The Right Stuff—whose Daily Shoah podcast has 100,000 subscribers—is actually Mike Peinovich, a New York City web developer with a "liberal family" and a Jewish wife. Peinovich, who often discussed killing Jewish people, denied the report to Salon before confirming it on the TRS forum. He then resigned. As several others involved in TRS were outed recently, Mic reports its future is now unclear, though National Policy Institute head Richard Spencer says Peinovich "will continue to be a force on the alt-right in the future," per the Guardian.
The revelation came less than a month after a former alt-right vlogger described a major alt-right player as "married to a Jewish woman," without naming names. Peinovich's wife appeared on the Daily Shoah podcast numerous times. In one 2015 episode, she read a neo-Nazi parody of The Night Before Christmas of which she was "very proud," Peinovich said at the time. If her Jewish heritage "makes you want to leave the movement, or to have nothing to do with TRS, then I understand," Peinovich wrote on the TRS forum this week. The response from the movement was less than understanding, with one user suggesting the pair were "actors in the same play being orchestrated by the Jews," while other memes showed Peinovich and his wife in gas chambers. (Read more alt-right stories.)