Conservative “provocateur” Milo Yiannopoulos has made a return to the public sphere, working for none other than America’s most controversial congresswoman, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga.
Yiannopoulos announced his new unpaid role via Telegram Monday, sharing a photo of his congressional ID badge.
“I’ve finally been persuaded out of retirement,” the former Breitbart editor wrote. “But my skills are a bit rusty, so the best role I could land was an unpaid internship with a friend. Pray for me!”
Following up his announcement with a bit of humor, he added, “Mummy always said I’d end up in government!”
Greene confirmed the news in a statement to The Daily Beast, writing: “So I have an intern that was raped by a priest as a young teen, was gay, has offended everyone at some point, turned his life back to Jesus and Church, and changed his life. Great story!”
Yiannopoulos, who previously enjoyed success as a political commentator and author, has remained mostly out of the public eye since 2017, when he experienced backlash for comments he made regarding sex between minors and adults. Following those controversial remarks, Yiannopoulos resigned his position with Breitbart and was widely de-platformed, losing a book deal with Simon & Schuster, social media accounts, and speaking engagements.
The former countercultural icon, who previously identified as gay, also made waves last year when he publicly renounced his former lifestyle, reaffirmed his Roman Catholic faith and announced plans to open a conversion therapy center in Florida, according to the New York Post.
Greene, for her part, has been outspoken in her opposition to the exposure of children to sexual content.
“It should be illegal to take children into Drag Queen shows and strip clubs,” the Georgia representative tweeted Sunday. “And there should be no federal funding for any school that intentionally confuses children about gender/sexuality. Any teacher or school employee caught doing so should be fired and lose all benefits.”
According to The Hill, Yiannopoulos has been present at several of Greene’s public appearances lately, including a press conference in April where the congresswoman announced legislation to repeal Section 230, which protects online publishing platforms from liability.
During that press conference, Greene reportedly said she would like to hold a roundtable for those who had been “unjustly banned from Twitter” and that she would invite Yiannopoulos to participate in that event.
Now, thanks to his new role, the canceled conservative may very well have an opportunity to take part in such conversations going forward.