This video from the USA says about itself:
Hitler-Loving Republican Running Unopposed
5 February 2018
Arthur Jones is the only GOP [Republican] candidate running for an Illinois congressional seat. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.
“He’s a Holocaust denier, he’s a white supremacist and he’s set to get the Republican nomination for a major congressional seat in Illinois. Arthur Jones, a Prairie State anti-Semite who has been unsuccessfully running for office for decades, is poised to get closer than ever to office this year after emerging as the only GOP candidate for a congressional spot representing parts of Chicago and its suburbs.
Jones has made no secret of his view that the Holocaust is a “racket”, and he has even made that a prominent part of his latest bid for public office. His campaign website features a page called “Holocaust?” that includes a typed note calling the murder of 6 million Jews by Nazis “the biggest, blackest, lie in history” and falsely claiming there is no proof of the Holocaust beyond “a few professional concentration camp survivors.”
The website also features a page calling the Confederate flag “a symbol of White pride and White resistance” and the LGBT rainbow flag “an attack on traditional Christian morality and religious freedom”.
Twitter erupted after [Trump‘s] Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Justice Department is launching a “religious liberty task force.”
Jones’s campaign includes the slogan “It’s time to put America First!” likely referencing President Donald Trump’s “America First” campaign. Trump’s slogan itself is taken from the America First Committee, an anti-Semitic and non-interventionist group from World War II. Jewish groups including the Anti-Defamation League asked Trump to stop using the phrase during his presidential campaign because of its anti-Semitic origins.”
Read more here.
Republican congressional candidate Arthur Jones says he has much more to offer his district than just neo-Nazi rhetoric. “There’s more to me than being a denier of the Holocaust”, he said in a recent interview with the Chicago Tribune. “I’m an American patriot”: here. ‘Patriot’ probably as in the United States ‘Patriot Act‘ abolishing civil liberties.
A synagogue in Indiana has received an outpouring of support from the community after it was vandalized with Nazi symbols.
Trump Won’t Return White Supremacist Donations To 2020 Campaign: here.
GOP CANDIDATE ‘POSED WITH FAKE DEGREE’ Republican candidate Melissa Howard, who is running for a state legislative seat in Florida, has been accused of doctoring a university diploma and posing with the fake degree. [HuffPost]
GOP CANDIDATE ADMITS FAKING DIPLOMA Republican candidate Melissa Howard, who is running for office in Florida, has admitted she faked her university diploma — but said she will not exit the race. [HuffPost]
FAKE DIPLOMA CANDIDATE DROPS OUT GOP candidate Melissa Howard has finally dropped out of the race for the Florida state House after admitting she faked her diploma. [HuffPost]
GOP GROUP IGNORES TIES TO WHITE SUPREMACISTS Republican state lawmakers are openly embracing racist or extremist figures across the country. And the Washington-based Republican State Leadership Committee, which helps elect Republicans to state legislatures, says absolutely nothing. [HuffPost]
PROUD BOYS WELCOMED BY GOP Proud Boys leader Gavin McInnes spoke at a GOP club in New York last week — then his followers violently attacked leftist protesters. The hate group leader’s address is the latest indication of fascist creep within the Republican Party. [HuffPost]
In a wildly tone-deaf profile of Gavin McInnes, The New York Times went to great lengths to avoid calling the Proud Boys founder a racist, sexist, fascist gang leader — even though that’s exactly what he is.
On October 12, Gavin McInnes, the leader of a fascistic street gang called the “Proud Boys,” was invited to address the Metropolitan Republican Club in New York. Afterwards, his followers participated in a violent brawl with protesters outside the event: here.
BIGOT BUMPED FROM BLAZE Gavin McInnes, the founder of the neo-fascist Proud Boys, was fired from Blaze Media, and his YouTube account was disabled. [HuffPost]
WHITE NATIONALIST WHO RAN FOR U.S. SENATE ARRESTED A white nationalist who ran for the U.S. Senate in Florida and was a featured speaker during the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was arrested on charges of kidnapping, domestic violence and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence. [AP]
Seven former student athletes have accused a high-profile Republican congressman, Jim Jordan, of deliberately ignoring serial rape and molestation by their team doctor at Ohio State University, where Jordan was an assistant wrestling coach.1
Not only is Jim Jordan running for re-election, he’s running to be the Speaker of the House of Representatives if Republicans retain control of it.2 That would put Jordan in the most powerful position in government after the President.
Ongoing investigations are revealing a horrific set of facts Jim Jordan had to have known about–specifically that Dr. Richard Strauss, while team doctor at OSU, sexually assaulted countless students in his care from the 1970s to the 1990s. Strauss died in 2005, but the demand for accountability is just beginning.
A rape apologist doesn’t belong in Congress, much less as the second most powerful person in the country. So far, House Republicans are hoping this will blow over while the public is focused elsewhere–we can’t let that happen. Will you sign a petition today demanding Republican leadership denounce Rep. Jordan’s bid for Speaker of the House and demand he resign from office immediately?
Tell the Republican Congressional leadership: Rape apologists don’t belong in Congress. Denounce Rep. Jim Jordan’s bid for Speaker of the House and demand that he resign from office.
Sign the petition
One of Strauss’ accusers estimates that he sexually assaulted a minimum of 1,500 students between 1978 and 1998. Several of the former athletes say that they had personally told Rep. Jordan about the abuse and that he had been part of conversations about Strauss’ abuse. He said these athletes were lying and flat out denies he knew anything about Strauss raping students.3
We cannot have a Speaker of the House who allowed a rapist to walk free and deny any survivor justice.
This news has gotten insufficient attention from the public. If tens of thousands speak out against Rep. Jordan’s bid for Speaker, we can call the attention needed to spotlight his role in allowing a serial rapist to hurt young people and pressure Congressional Republicans to reject his run to be the Speaker.
Will you ask the Congressional Republican leadership to demand Jim Jordan’s resignation?
Thanks for speaking out!
— Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Holly, Kathy, Susan, Anathea, Audine, Shannon, Emma, Pilar, Natalie, Melody, Pam, Lindsay, and Ryan, the UltraViolet team
1. Jim Jordan is accused of turning a blind eye to Ohio State sexual abuse. Now he’s attacking the accusers. Vox, July 7, 2018
2. Jim Jordan, under cloud of sex abuse scandal, announces bid for House Speaker, ThinkProgress, July 26, 2018
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