Parler Is Now in the Hands of a Right-Wing Extremist Seeking a Radical Rewrite of the Constitution

The board of the far-right social media app Parler has fired its CEO and put the platform in the hands of interim CEO Mark Meckler and right-wing British political operative Matthew Richardson, along with board chair and majority owner Rebekah Mercer.

Meckler, whom Mercer recruited for Parler, is a well known right-wing activist who co-founded the Tea Party Patriots and is president and CEO of the Convention of States Foundation and its partner Convention of States Action, organizations pushing for a constitutional convention to radically rewrite America’s founding document.

Many participants in the deadly Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6 were Parler users. A