A congressional candidate from Illinois who believes the “Holocaust never happened” is running as a Republican because President Barack Obama is an “illegal alien,” according to one of his campaign aides.
In a report published by OakLawn Patch on Tuesday, Arthur Jones charged that “the Holocaust is nothing more than an international extortion racket by the Jews.”
A campaign staffer who only wished to be identified as “Bill” told Raw Story that the candidate stood by those remarks.
“Mr. Jones is the only candidate in the entire state of Illinois, apparently, that’s not afraid to stand up to the Israeli lobby,” Bill explained, adding that Jones was only running as a Republican because the Democratic Party was even worse.
“He can’t see himself in the same party with an illegal alien like Obama or a homosexual like Barney Frank or all these abortionists and all these people that want amnesty for illegal aliens,” he continued. “To run as a third-party candidate or an independent candidate in Illinois, you need 5,000 signatures, which means you need double that just to get on the ballot.”
Bill said that only Republican and Democrats only needed 600 signatures to get on the ballot.
“If Republicans don’t like the fact that Mr. Jones is running as a Republican then, damn it, change the laws!” the staffer exclaimed “He says, ‘We are suffering under the two-party, Jew-party, queer-party system.’ And he would love to be out from under that system, but as long as that what’s the law is in Illinois, he has to pick one of the two and he figures that Republicans are the lesser of two evils.”
Bill said that he really ges “ticked off” when people give Jones grief for denying the Holocaust.
“Instead of writing about the damn Holocaust, why don’t you print what I told you? Print about Operation Keelhaul, print about the Ukrainian famine, print about the bombing of Dresden, print about all those war crimes committed by Americans and by our great noble ally Russia!”
“My Jones happens to be a Vietnam Veteran, OK?” he added. “So, he fought for the right to hold the views that he has, unlike these other jerks!”
Jones, who is a former member of the Nationalist Socialist White People’s Party, is going up against Jim Falvey and Richard Grabowski for the Republican nomination in 3rd Congressional District of Illinois. The district is currently represented in Washington by Democratic Congressman Dan Lipinski.
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