Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the Democratic National Committee’s number two and candidate for Minnesota’s Attorney General claimed his ties to anti-Semitic leader Louis Farrakhan were limited to the early 1990s.
Unfortunately, indisputable evidence exists to show the relationship persisted for years after Ellison won election to Congress in 2006. (The Daily Caller)
Democratic Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison misled the public during the Minnesota attorney general debate Sunday about his ties to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a notorious racist, and anti-Semite.
Ellison, the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) denounced Farrakhan’s views and portrayed his ties to the minister as a relic of decades past, even though he continued to associate with Farrakhan years after entering Congress in 2006.
Ellison explained that he thought Farrakhan had “something to offer” in the “early 1990s” because Farrakhan “was a person speaking to issues of African American civil rights.”
“He made it very clear in the early 1990s that his views and mine were absolutely incompatible and I’ve been saying that ever since,” Ellison said, in response to an attack from Republican candidate Doug Wardlow.
Keith Ellison defends his ties to Louis Farrakhan, saying Farrakhan had “some things to offer” in the early 1990s.
In 1984, Farrakhan made headlines for calling Judaism a “gutter religion” and Hitler “a very great man.” pic.twitter.com/SKvNC9btr5
— Michael Ahrens (@michael_ahrens) October 22, 2018
Farrakhan has repeatedly accosted the Jewish people, saying they’ve “infected the whole world with poison and deceit.”