A Holocaust Denying Nazi Lowlife Just Won The GOP Nomination For A Congressional Seat

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When Donald Trump launched his bid for presidency, and soon after became known for his efforts to campaign on a platform of racial bias and discrimination, many around the country felt as if a Trump would eventually run himself into the ground. Even after controversial issues arose regarding his unorthodox and illegitimate behaviors, it seemed as if nobody would even consider voting for such a distasteful president. Lo and behold, despite the fact that Trump ran on this platform of inequality and insensitivity, he nonetheless emerged victorious, a result that has allowed other like-minded individuals to emerge from the woodworks with their detrimental ideals.

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The most recent example of this emergence can be seen in the nomination of Arthur Jones as the GOP’s nominee for a Congressional district in suburban Chicago. Jones, who ran in the primary for candidacy unopposed, is a well-known Holocaust denier, and champions the idea that one of the darkest moments in human history was untrue. Jones’s website features a section entitled “The Holocaust Racket”, wherein the GOP candidate claims that there is no evidence that the genocide took place against the Jewish population throughout Europe, and rather, that the Jewish population is specifically responsible for the murder of 300 million people during that time.

According to a Washington Post report featuring prior interviews given by Jones, he has claimed that:

‘”Well first of all, I’m running for Congress not the chancellor of Germany, all right?” Jones told Main. “To me, the Holocaust is what I said it is: It’s an international extortion racket.”

Jones also told the newspaper that he was once a leader in the American Nazi Party and now leads the America First Committee – an organization whose membership “is open to any white American citizen of European, non-Jewish descent.”‘

To be accused as a Holocaust denier and attempt to hide the fact is one thing, but to so boldly promote the idea and hold proudly that he was a leader of the Nazi party in America is an entirely different thing.

Jones has been a thorn in the side of the Illinois Republican Party for quite some time, and up until now, they have been able to block his prior bids for congressional office. However, given the decision by the GOP to hold off on running any level-headed candidates for the seat, Jones has been able to make his first successful run for the position. The state party has not only disavowed his candidacy as a means of distancing themselves from Jones, but furthermore the chairman of the Republican Party in Illinois has overtly called him a Nazi.

Fortunately, Jones’s run is likely to be a futile attempt, given the heavily Democratic majority that resides in the district that he is running for. However, it does not discount the fact that the current administration’s narrative and rhetoric has allowed for such individuals to rise to an extent of prominence in the American political system, a place that they should in no way, shape, or form, have a place to voice their hateful opinions.

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