A photographer recently revealed that he hid a picture of Obama with Farrakhan from the public for years because Farrakhan is a toxic figure who would have hurt Obama’s political career. Now one Democrat in Illinois is saying Farrakhan is just great. Really?
The Daily Caller reports:
Democratic Congressman Claims Anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan Is An ‘Outstanding Human Being’
Democratic Illinois Rep. Danny Davis defended Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan as an “outstanding human being” on Monday.
Farrakhan is known for embracing radically anti-Semitic and anti-white views, as even the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center has acknowledged. Farrakhan’s history of racially extreme comments includes blaming Jews for the September 11 attacks, saying white people “deserve to die” and praising Adolf Hitler as a “very great man.”
A bombshell new photo emerged last week, showing former President Barack Obama smiling with Farrakhan at a Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) meeting in 2005. The journalist who took the photo said he suppressed its publication to protect Obama’s presidential aspirations.
Davis, who has been in Congress since 1997, defended Obama for meeting Farrakhan and was open about his own ties to the hate group leader in an interview with The Daily Caller on Monday.
“I personally know [Farrakhan], I’ve been to his home, done meetings, participated in events with him,” Davis told TheDC.
If Farrakhan is so great, why don’t Democrats start campaigning with him? Appear in public with him and take photos for everyone to see.