Ted Cruz says that people in Illinois should either vote for a write-in candidate or even the Democrat (!) before voting for a “bigoted fool” who is an avowed Nazi and snuck his way onto the GOP nomination.
This is horrific. An avowed Nazi running for Congress. To the good people of Illinois, you have two reasonable choices: write in another candidate, or vote for the Democrat. This bigoted fool should receive ZERO votes. https://t.co/9WYlvCMKaF— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 29, 2018
The Politico article he tweeted shows how horrified the GOP party is to have such a terrible candidate in Illinois.
Illinois Republicans botched four opportunities to stop an avowed Nazi from representing their party in a Chicago-area congressional district. Now they’re paying the price.
Arthur Jones, a Holocaust denier who will appear on the November ballot as the GOP candidate against Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski, has become campaign fodder for Democrats as they seek to defeat Gov. Bruce Rauner. And some Republicans even fear the taint from Jones‘ extremist views poses a threat to the party up and down the ticket.
“First, it’s morally wrong and I think it’s really harmful to the party. The guy’s a complete nutcase. He’s a Nazi,” said conservative GOP state Rep. David McSweeney. “This is an absolute political disaster.”
Jones says he isn’t filing campaign donation reports because he doesn’t want the “Jews” to harass his supporters. How utterly embarrassing and pathetic. I’m glad Cruz called it out, given how so many on the far right AND the left have tried to blur the dividing line between conservatives and white supremacists…