The Republican Party will have a Nazi on the ballot come November.
Warning viewers that “the language you’re about to hear in this segment is offensive,” CNN’s Alisyn Camerota interviewed a combative Arthur Jones on Thursday morning. He’s the soon-to-be Republican nominee for Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District.
Jones is running unopposed, which means he will be representing the Republican Party in November.
Jones is also a vocal Nazi and a hardcore white supremacist.
“You’ve been part of anti-Semitic groups since the 1970s. You go to neo-Nazi rallies, we have pictures of you there,” Camerota noted, by way of introduction. “You were part of the White People’s Party. You dress in Nazi garb and you celebrate Hitler’s birthday you’re a Nazi.”
When Jones insisted he’s not a member of any formal party, Camerota shot back, “You can call it whatever you want, Mr. Jones, but your website is filled with the most vile, rancid rhetoric I think I’ve ever read.”
Jones defended it as “the truth.”
From there, the interview went South, as Jones angrily attacked Jews and gays, while also stressing, “I’m campaigning as a Republican.” He said he’s committed to representing the “white Christian patriots” in his district.
“Yes, I deny the Holocaust!” Jones insisted, dismissing the World War II genocide as “nothing but an international extortion racket.”
Not surprisingly, the Republican Party has disavowed Jones’ candidacy, insisting his views have no place in the GOP.
But the Jones embarrassment is part of the larger Republican Party problem in 2018. Anchored down by a historically unpopular Donald Trump, the party can’t recruit quality candidates this cycle. Or, in the case of the Illinois 3rd District, it can’t find any candidates to run. Not with the prospects of a Democratic wave building each week.
That’s why Jones is running unopposed and why a Nazi and a Holocaust denier will likely be on the ballot for the GOP come November. Behold, Trump’s GOP.