In a video clip to be shown on NBC's Peacock Network, a former Ku Klux Klan member who said he has put his racism in the past as he runs for office is confronted by NBC's Morgan Radford who points out he is still promoting white supremacists on his social media accounts.
Chester Doles, who is running for a spot on the Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners in Georgia, and heads a far-right group called American Patriots USA, has previously been photographed with former Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler during her losing campaign.
Sitting down for an interview with Radford, Doles scrambled to defend social media posts promoting a neo-Nazi and the fact that so many of his followers still seem to be virulent racists.
During one exchange, when confronted about neo-Nazis who support him, Doles offered that he couldn't explain why they are "attracted to him."
"I don't know. Maybe they are good people as far as being good American citizens," he offered.
"Can you be a good person with a swastika and white power?" he was asked.
"I don't look into people's personal -- what they are all about," he attempted.
Election attorney Lin Wood on Sunday called former President Donald Trump a "genius" for endorsing his opponent for South Carolina Republican Party chair.
Wood, who fought to overturn Trump's loss in the 2020 election, experienced his own loss over the weekend when South Carolina Republicans overwhelmingly voted for Drew McKissick to lead the state party.
Wood appeared to be licking his wounds in a social media post on Sunday that attempted to spin Trump's decision to endorse McKissick.
"President Trump is a genius," Wood wrote. "He plays chess at a level we will never fully understand."
"I was honored by his description of me as a 'strong and talented' opponent," he added. "Upon further reflection, I understand his endorsement of my opponent, Drew McKissick."
Wood went on to say that his faith in Trump never wavered because he "is doing God's will for our country."
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Republicans should be 'concerned' if Kevin McCarthy is forced to testify about Trump and the Capitol riot: MSNBC analyst
With multiple Republicans going on the record calling for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to appear before the recently agreed-upon House commission to investigate the Jan 6th Capitol riot, one MSNC analyst said that what McCarthy might be forced to divulge while under oath should be of concern to the GOP.
Appearing with "The Sunday Show" host Jonathan Capehart, Jake Sherman said whatever comes out of the commission could be used as a weapon against the Republicans in the next election cycle.
"In the next, you know, week or so, there's going to be this commission that is going to be on the floor" Sherman began. "And you talked about subpoenaing -- Fred Upton, Republican of Michigan said this morning McCarthy would be subpoenaed -- he said it on CNN or one of the Sunday shows."
"If I were Kevin McCarthy or a Republican I would be concerned about what might come out here and Republicans, if they don't support this commission, that would be a dangerous precedent," he continued before adding, "I think many will, if they don't support it, they're handing Democrats a talking point [that] they don't want to get to the bottom of this."
"It's a straightforward commission. they have gotten all of their asks -- Republicans have for the most part -- and it would be a statement if they did not support this," he warned.
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CBS host John Dickerson on Sunday pressed Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about his motivations for using disproportional force to kill Palestinian people, including civilians and children.
"You are under investigation for bribery, fraud, breach of trust," Dickerson noted. "You've also had some difficult -- four failed attempts to put together a government in the last 23 months. This leads to the criticism that your current actions are basically an effort to stay in power."
"That's preposterous," Netanyahu insisted before telling a story about a soldier who "died in my arms."
"A few years later, my brother died while leading a rescue mission to release Israeli hostages," he continued. "I've seen comrades fall, I've seen my brother fall. And I think anybody who knows me knows that I've never, ever subordinated security concerns, the life of our soldiers, the life of our citizens for political interests."
"That's just hogwash," Netanyahu added.
"But this is a persistent criticism, Mr. Prime Minister," Dickerson explained.
"It persists because I've been reelected five times," Netanyahu remarked. "It persists because I beat every other candidate."
Watch the video below from CBS.
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