RNC: Keith Ellison’s association with Louis Farrakhan is a ‘Stain on the Democratic Party’  

From the National Review:

The Republican National Committee is demanding that Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez address DNC deputy chairman Keith Ellison’s decades-long association with infamous anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan.

“Keith Ellison’s long pattern of lies about his ongoing relationship with Louis Farrakhan, who the Anti-Defamation League calls ‘America’s leading anti-Semite,’ has put a stain on the Democrat Party,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said in a statement. “Anti-Semitism has no place in American politics, Tom Perez must address this issue.”

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Andre Carson won’t rule out future meetings with Louis Farrakhan  

From IndyStar:

Andre Carson doesn’t shy away from speaking his mind. Indianapolis’ Democratic congressman regularly blasts political opponents with clear, forceful criticism. He also fires back at his critics with a bluntness that leaves no question about what he thinks.

Carson — on matters that don’t involve Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan — is straight-forward, plain-spoken, passionate.

So it was disappointing to hear Carson waffle over questions about his anemic response to a horribly anti-Semitic speech that Farrakhan recently gave in Chicago.

In a 50-minute phone interview on Friday, Carson avoided criticizing Farrakhan directly, declined to characterize Farrakhan’s remarks as “hate speech,” and would not rule out meeting with Farrakhan in the future to discuss policy concerns.

A bit of context: In late February, Farrakhan during a speech in Chicago declared, “Powerful Jews are my enemy.” He also said Jews are “responsible for all of this filth and degenerate behavior that Hollywood is putting out turning men into women and women into men.” And he added this: “White folks are going down. And Satan is going down. And Farrakhan, by God’s grace, has pulled the cover off of that Satanic Jew, and I’m here to say your time is up, your world is through.”

Farrakhan’s comments were vile. But they were not a surprise. His history of spewing anti-Semitic remarks stretches back more than 30 years. Here’s how the left-leaning Southern Poverty Law Center characterizes the Nation of Islam: “Its bizarre theology of innate black superiority over whites — a belief system vehemently and consistently rejected by mainstream Muslims — and the deeply racist, anti-Semitic and anti-LGBT rhetoric of its leaders, including top minister Louis Farrakhan, have earned the NOI a prominent position in the ranks of organized hate.”

Which raises a few questions. Why was Women’s March co-president Tamika Mallory in the audience last month to hear the bigoted ramblings of the longtime leader of an organized hate group? Why did Carson sit down with Farrakhan in 2015 to discuss issues such as crime, discrimination against women and the dangerous influences of gangs on African-American youth? How much hatred must Farrakhan spread before Carson and other prominent Democrats disavow and distance themselves from him?

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CNN’s bizarre blackout on Democrats’ Farrakhan scandal  

From The Daily Caller:

CNN has refused to inform its audience of a growing scandal tying prominent Democratic politicians and activists to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a notorious racist and anti-Semite.

At least eight Democrats are known to have met with Farrakhan, who routinely calls Jews “satanic” and has said that white people “deserve to die.”

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, misled the public for years about his relationship with Farrakhan, new reporting has shown and The Washington Post has acknowledged.

Illinois Rep. Danny Davis, a Democrat, defended Farrakhan as an “outstanding human being” and admitted to having a personal relationship with him in a pair of interviews with this reporter. After a backlash, Davis reversed his position in a written statement, denouncing Farrakhan’s “views and remarks regarding the Jewish people and the Jewish religion.” (He previously said he wasn’t bothered by Farrakhan’s position on “the Jewish question.”)

Of the eight Democrats with ties to Farrakhan, four of them have repeatedly declined to denounce Farrakhan, despite outrage and pressure from Jewish groups.

Farrakhan’s prominence on the Left isn’t limited to his newly revealed closeness with Democratic politicians.

The leaders of Women’s March, a top progressive organization, have declared their support for Farrakhan and have refused to denounce him even as they alienate other progressives by supporting a rabid anti-Semite. The group’s co-president, Tamika Mallory, suggested that Farrakhan is right to call Jews his enemies and compared him to Jesus.

CNN has largely ignored the growing scandal, even as other establishment media outlets, including The New York Times, ABC News, CBS and The Washington Post, have now begun to cover it.

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