Republicans in Illinois’ Third Congressional District are about to have a white supremacist for their candidate in the general election this November.
This is not hyperbole. Arthur Jones is, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, “an outspoken Holocaust denier, activist anti-Semite and white supremacist.”
“Well first of all, I’m running for Congress, not the chancellor of Germany. All right? To me the Holocaust is what I said it is: It’s an international extortion racket,” Jones told the publication.
The hateful candidate told press that his America First Committee group's membership "is open to any white American citizen of European, non-Jewish descent.”
Illinois Republican Party chairman Tim Schneider released a statement opposing Jones' candidacy but appears to have given no indication that the party would work to defeat him in the primary for the heavily Democratic-leaning seat.