Arthur Jones, a Nazi and Holocaust denier, has filed his paperwork to run in the Republican primary for an Illinois House seat—this will be his sixth attempt.
In 2018, Jones ran for Illinois’s Third Congressional District and won the GOP nomination by default of being the only Republican in the race. He was easily beat by Democrat Dan Lipinski, but the self-proclaimed Nazi was still able to get 40,000 votes.
Jones is known for being outspoken against the Jewish state which he often calls the “racist criminal Zionist Israel.” He also hosts a yearly dinner in honor of Hitler’s birthday and has ties to neo-Nazis.
The Illinois Republican Party chairman, Tim Schneider, released a statement “vehemently” condemning Jones’ candidacy saying, “His racism and bigotry have no place in our party or American politics. As we did in 2016 and 2018, we will oppose his candidacy in every way possible.”
The Chicago Sun Times reports, there are two other contenders on the ballot this go round which will prevent Jones from once again being the default candidate. Both Mike Fricilone and Catherine O’Shea have filed paperwork and joined the race. Fricilone says he decided to run in order to get a “credible candidate” on the ballot.
Trump has claimed he is against anti-Semitism, even though he has constantly repeated anti-Semitic tropes. Here’s a chance for him to denounced an extreme anti-Semite….