I fumbled with my phone, one hand on the steering wheel, trying to get a video titled "Faith, Family and Freedom" to play. The video was a recording of a Christian nationalist event, and in an hour, I was set to interview the speaker, John (a pseudonym). I had reached out to John because he was the leader of a group with roots in the Tea Party, which interested me for reasons I’ll soon explain. But his house was 60 miles away, and so I planned to use the drive to listen to videos on his website. Finally, the video loaded, and I pulled out onto the road, volume turned up.