* Ted Slowik at the Daily Southtown…
Arthur Jones, the Republican nominee for 3rd Congressional District, tries to downplay his past affiliations with Nazis. […]
“I’ve got a winning platform,” said Jones, 70, of Lyons. “If (the GOP) would get behind me we would beat Lipinski.”
Jones mirrors the Republican platform on many issues. He holds a hardline view on immigration. He supports 2nd Amendment gun-ownership rights. He has a conservative view of gay rights and believes Congress should repeal Obamacare. […]
In many respects, Jones resembles the populist and nationalist views of President Donald Trump. Both seem to appeal to voters who feel grievance and resentment.
“I support 90 percent of what he’s trying to do,” Jones said of Trump. “We’re both getting attacked by radical leftists.”
* But he reminds me a little of the LaRouchies who ran as Democrats…
I reached out the league’s Chicago chapter to ask about Jones and his attempts to distance himself from his Nazi affiliations.
“Arthur Jones, who proudly displays Holocaust denial, xenophobia and racism on his blog and website, has a long history of hateful, extremist and anti-Semitic views,” ADL Midwest Regional Director Lonnie Nasatir replied in a statement.
“For example, in 2009, he protested the opening of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center and continues to espouse absurd conspiracy theories questioning the deaths of millions of Jews. He has spoken publicly at numerous neo-Nazi rallies and events, expressing xenophobic policies based in racial and religious hatred. He is by every definition an anti-Semite and unrepentant bigot.”