Peter Hasson, DCNF
The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) has called on seven House Democrats to resign after The Daily Caller News Foundation revealed their direct ties to notorious anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan.
California Reps. Maxine Waters and Barbara Lee, Illinois Rep. Danny Davis, Indiana Rep. Andre Carson, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, New York Rep. Gregory Meeks and Texas Rep. Al Green have all attended meetings with Farrakhan while in Congress, according to photos, videos and witness accounts of the meetings reviewed by TheDCNF.
TheDCNF previously reached out to the seven Democrats for comment. Six of them declined to comment. The seventh, Rep. Danny Davis, confirmed his relationship with Farrakhan in two phone calls with this reporter. Davis called Farrakhan an “outstanding human being” in one of those phone calls and said in the second he isn’t bothered by Farrakhan’s stance on “the Jewish question.”
“There can be no question about how abhorrent it is for these Democrats to be connected to Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan is first and foremost a preacher of hate. He preaches about Jewish ‘control’ over the government and media and has claimed to have ‘pulled a cover off of that Satanic Jew,’ saying ‘your time is up, your world is through.’ And those were just the comments from last week,” RJC executive director Matt Brooks said in a statement.
“Anti-Semitism is unacceptable. Farrakhan is the moral equivalent of a leader of the KKK. If it was discovered that members of Congress had met with the leader of the KKK, they would need to resign. In this case, for meeting with, and embracing, Louis Farrakhan, nothing short of resignation is acceptable from these seven Democrats,” Brooks said.
The left-wing Women’s March organization has faced a similar backlash over their leaders’ ties to Farrakhan and public defense of him.
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