Virginia EMT suspended without pay; insists his neo-Nazi podcast isn’t racist, it’s just ‘satire’

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A white supremacist podcast host has been placed on unpaid leave from his job as an EMT this week, after statements he made about people of color created substantial doubt about his ability to care for patients who are not white. Alex McNabb, 35, created an alter ego for the “Daily Shoah” podcast and, as “Dr. Narcan,” he told stories from his work as a first responder in Patrick County, Virginia. McNabb compared black patients to gorillas, mocked patients with racial slurs, and told a horrifying story wherein he “terrorized” a young black boy.

He then told another story of an “unruly young African-American male child running around” an emergency room.

“As it turned out, this young African-American male was there to get blood drawn, so guess who volunteered to take his blood?” he told his co-hosts, who laughed in response. “Dr. Narcan enjoyed great, immense satisfaction as he terrorized this youngster with a needle and stabbed him thusly in the arm with a large-gauge IV catheter.”

Predictably, McNabb insists that his hateful podcast is just political comedy and satire, see, and he describes Dr. Narcan as a “transgressive comedy sketch.” He’d never let his bigotry get in the way of his work, he claimed, after a complaint was filed against him with the state.

On the Nov. 30 episode of “The Daily Shoah,” McNabb said he didn’t treat patients differently based on their ethnicity or religion.

“It’s a professional duty,” he said. “You have a fucking duty, to go out there and give 100 percent on every single call. It doesn’t matter what race or color or what situation it is.”

He added, “I mean, no one’s going to do something to put their job in jeopardy or do something that makes them look like an incompetent asshole.”

Since the HuffPost story about McNabb was published, the suspended bigot appears to have spent his time glued to the internet, on Twitter in particular, ranting about antifa this or antifa that, and ceaselessly mocking Christopher Mathias, who wrote the exposé. (He even found time to mock my coverage of this situation!)

He also has voiced his opinion on the conviction of James Fields, who killed activist Heather Heyer in Charlottesville last year at the Unite the Right rally that McNabb also attended.

Fields driving into a crowd of human beings was “justified, given the circumstances,” according to Alex McNabb. This man, who saves lives for a living, unapologetically condones murder.

McNabb spends a lot of time focusing on the “optics” of being a virulent racist, but apparently, the optics of his own hate speech have caught up with him. 

“This individual should never be involved in patient care at any level,” said Lock Boyce, the board of supervisors’ chairman of Patrick County. “Not as a physician, a nurse, an EMT. Not anywhere.”
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Virginia’s Department of Health has opened a formal investigation into McNabb’s conduct after receiving a complaint late last month, a spokesperson said.
An attorney for McNabb’s employer, JEB Stuart Volunteer Rescue Squad, told CNN that McNabb was placed on unpaid leave Monday night, two days after news reports of his comments surfaced.
“We’ll cooperate (with the state),” said Wren Williams, JEB Stuart’s attorney. “I’ve cautioned against firing him outright yet because we don’t want to be sued for wrongful termination.”

McNabb has also spent a lot of time on Twitter complaining that this scandal will lead to the shutdown of the JEB Stuart Rescue Squad, which apparently will be absolutely helpless without a part-time bigot punching the clock. He also shines some light on the very struggle that rural counties like his own face in providing emergency services. To give the neo-Nazi what little credit he is due, McNabb is using his time in the spotlight not just to spread more hate, but also to raise money for the squad, which he claims has had to borrow ambulances recently.

Though, of course, it’s a bit much to say that, by writing an exposé of a part-time EMT as a raging bigot, anyone’s actively seeking to destroy Patrick County, Virginia. Truth is, the county doesn’t seem to want him in such an important role, according to CNN.

Boyce, the Patrick County board chairman, said he will demand McNabb’s firing at a county board meeting next Monday. If McNabb is still employed, Boyce said he will seek “to suspend all county funds” paid to the JEB Stuart Volunteer Rescue Squad.
“This is not some backward county where we’re a bunch of white supremacists,” said Boyce, who says he’s heard from many people in the county outraged over the reports.
“We can’t sit here and say it’s their First Amendment right,” he said. “We have to say ‘no, this is the way to hell.'”

According to Huffpost, the state investigation could last up to 60 days.

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