Arthur Jones says Holocaust is ‘biggest, blackest lie in history…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Arthur Jones, an outspoken white supremacist and Holocaust denier, is set to win the Republican primary on March 20 in the race for Illinois’s 3rd congressional district seat.
On his campaign website, Jones describes the “idea that six million Jews were killed by the national socialist government of Germany” as the “biggest, blackest lie in history.”
He is a former leader of the American Nazi Party.
Jones unsuccessfully ran for public office in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas since the 1970s, and this will be his eighth attempt at winning the 3rd congressional district’s seat.
This outcome is likely to be different though, considering he is the only Republican on the ballot.
When questioned about his anti-Semitic views, Jones told the Sun-Times: “Well first of all, I’m running for Congress, not the chancellor of Germany, alright?” he said. “To me, the Holocaust is what I said it is: It’s an international extortion racket.”
Jones has little chance of winning the congressional seat.
Illinois’s 3rd congressional district is “safely Democratic,” according to Ballotpedia.
Dan Lipinski, the Democratic incumbent, has held the seat since 2005.
Representatives of the Illinois Republican Party have condemned Jones’s campaign.
Tim Schneider, chairman of the Illinois GOP, said Jones has no real connection to the party.
“The Illinois Republican Party and our country have no place for Nazis like Arthur Jones,” Schneider told the Sun-Times. “We strongly oppose his racist views and his candidacy for any public office, including the 3rd Congressional District.”