On Tuesday, in Illinois’ third congressional district, Arthur Jones, a Holocaust denier and former American Nazi leader, officially took the Republican nomination.
Jones ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Surprisingly, according to preliminary totals, there were 20,339 Republicans who cast their votes for Jones.
Jones made his Nazi views known to the public. On his website that promoted his congressional run, there was a section titled “Holocaust?” and described “the Holocaust racket” as “the biggest blackest lie in history.”
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There was also another section called “Flags of Conflict” that he used to celebrate the Confederate flag. He described the flag as “a symbol of White pride and White resistance.”
Jones’ nomination comes even after the Republican National Committee condemned him. Michael Ahren, the RNC spokesman, stated, “We condemn this candidate and his hateful rhetoric in the strongest possible terms.”
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider has also spoken out against Jones previously. In a statement, he said, “The Illinois Republican Party and our country have no place for Nazis like Arthur Jones. We strongly oppose his racist views and his candidacy for any public office, including the 3rd Congressional District.”
Jones is expected to lose to Democrat Rep. Dan Lipinski during the midterm election in November. Jones will go head to head to Lipinski who held the seat for more than a decade and the district is solid blue.
Below are some reactions:
“20,339 Illinois Republicans, according to preliminary totals, cast their ballots for Arthur Jones.” A Nazi got 20,339 votes. Not someone we call a Nazi, someone who tells everyone he’s a Nazi. I had it at 13,000 and that felt disgusting. This is worse. https://t.co/6iPwyY61EG
— Pamela Merritt (@SharkFu) March 21, 2018
Yeah…. but the republicans didn’t HAVE to vote for a Nazi. They could have not voted or voted democrat. He got over 20,000 votes. Is that just party loyalty? Or is it that all those people actually WANT a Nazi in office? 🤔 https://t.co/sgP2zPqEl4
— Tracie Thoms (@traciethoms) March 21, 2018
"Sure, a Nazi won a Republican primary, but he ran unopposed and only got like 20,000 votes!"
Why did you even let an overt Nazi run for any position in your party at all? Why would anyone in your party vote for him? Lmao the GOP is such fucking trash 😂
— Sammer Uno (@SammerUno) March 21, 2018
— Larry Mathys (@LarryMathys) March 21, 2018
In Illinois, 20,339 Republicans, according to preliminary totals, cast their votes for a real, actual Nazi. This is the world we live in now. https://t.co/7zWyiuK8rj
— Chad Jones (@ChadJones4AR) March 21, 2018
— Michael F Ozaki MD (@brontyman) March 21, 2018
Blatant Nazi gets over 20,000 Republican votes in Illinois. Is it time to declare the party a hate group? https://t.co/NX8d5S0Ewb
— bill gorrell (@billsdigiworx) March 21, 2018
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