Last month, Democratic congressman Danny Davis called Louis Farrakhan “an outstanding human being,” and defended his longtime ties to the man who has been labeled a hatemonger by the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center. (Among other exploits, Farrakhan has dubbed Jews “Satanic,” claimed they were responsible for 9/11, and asserted that they are using Hollywood to make people transgender.) After Davis’s office was contacted by the ADL, his staff claimed he had been misquoted by a reporter. But on Sunday, Davis doubled down on his comments to the same reporter, upending his office’s damage control operation. “I don’t have no problems with Farrakhan,” he said. “The world is so much bigger than Farrakhan and the Jewish question.”
Thus far, congressional Democrats have responded to Davis’s defense of an anti-Semitic homophobe by avoiding the issue. Not one of them has yet condemned his remarks. Likewise, local Chicago media outlets—which breathlessly reported last month on Arthur Jones, a fringe Nazi crank congressional candidate with no chance of winning—have completely ignored the story of a sitting member of Congress with unrepentant ties to one of America’s most notorious anti-Semites.
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