Republican Neo-Nazi And Holocaust Denier To Run For Congress Again In Illinois

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Holocaust denier and neo-Nazi Arthur Jones has filed to run again for the Republican nomination in the Illinois 3rd Congressional District (Source: Screenshot)

ILLINOIS (JNS) Holocaust denier and neo-Nazi Arthur Jones has filed to again run for the Republican nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives in the Illinois 3rd Congressional District.

Real estate broker Catherine O’Shea and Will County board member Mike Fricilone have also filed to run in the Republican primary.

Fricilone told The Chicago Sun Times, “It is unfortunate that we have someone with his views and thoughts that runs.”

He said he filed “to have a credible candidate” on the ballot.

Jones, who was once a member of the American Nazi Party, received 57,885 votes, losing in 2018 against incumbent Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski, as no other Republican entered the primary in the heavily Democratic congressional district.

“If I really believed the Holocaust had taken place, I wouldn’t have joined the Nazi Party,” the anti-Semite told The Daily Southtown last year.

In a statement to The Chicago Sun Times, Illinois Republican Party chairman Tim Schneider said his party “vehemently condemns Arthur Jones’ candidacy. His racism and bigotry have no place in our party or American politics. As we did in 2016 and 2018, we will oppose his candidacy in every way possible.”

The Republican Jewish Coalition slammed Jones.

“Like the Illinois GOP, we vehemently oppose Jones’s candidacy. Jones is a Nazi, not a Republican,” RJC spokesperson Neil Strauss emailed JNS. “There are two actual Republicans running in this primary, and we look forward to one of them winning the nomination.”

“At the end of the day, two things are true,” he continued. “First, sometimes the price we pay to live in a free society is that even someone as odious as Jones gets to run for public office. Two, the Democrats have actual elected members of Congress (Ilhan Omar [of Minnesota] and Rashida Tlaib [of Michigan]) who are vicious anti-Semites, and whom they support and assign to influential committees.”

For example, Omar is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, while Tlaib is on the House Financial Services Committee and the House Oversight Committee.

“We strongly opposed Jones in the past,” added Strauss. “We worked with the [Republican National Committee] and the Illinois GOP to make sure Jones had no institutional support.”

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  1. I’d like to ask the so-called Republican Jewish Coalition, why to this date, after so many years, it still has not confronted former Secretary of State James Baker, a prominent Republican for stating more than one time:

    “F— them (meaning the Jews); they didn’t vote for us”.
    Ed Koch, who was a Congressman at the time, heard James Baker make that statement. Baker has never denied stating that. Yet, when that statement was brought to the attention of President George Herbert Walker Bush (#41), he refused to believe it, or even admonish Baker for stating it.

    • “Democrats are riddled…anyone with half brain..” You are correct. HALF BRAIN realizes that. Half brain like Republican Deplorable Nazis. At least today you are not even claiming Emes. Anyone with some Education (and Brain)like the Democrats where Hillary got most of the College Educated votes knows the TRUTH. Even the Jewish EDUCATED votes. (Not the NK types who are busy fighting each other instead of learning etc)

  2. So you prefer your anti-Semitism to be white supremacist, Very Fine People, Nazi variety.

    If you’re happy, I’m sure Trump and Richard Spencer and James Baker are happy too.

    • No, we prefer that you stop spreading your lies. We are against anti-Semitism wherever it comes from, whereas you seem to be perfectly happy with promoting it, for example by falsely claiming that the president supports it.

      • In my opinion he supports antisemitism and white supremacy by not condemning them.

        Please stop accusing everyone on VIN who disagrees with you of being an anti-Semite.

        It doesn’t cause anyone to reconsider their points of view and makes participating very unpleasant.

        Having a different opinion does not make a person an enemy of America. The facts that this must be pointed out and that it probably won’t make a difference is a sad commentary on the state of society.

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