Another Democratic official was just found to be involved in a scandal that may ruin his political career.
Democratic ties to a notorious racist continue to be found as this scandal unravels.
Former President Obama was already caught involved in the same issue—and now another Democrat just bit the dust.
South Carolina Representative James Clyburn attended a 2011 event with Louis Farrakhan— an anti-Semitic leader of the Nation of Islam.
Clyburn not only connected with Farrakhan at the event but shared the stage with the man—despite mass disapproval from the crowd.
The Daily Caller reported:
South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn attended a 2011 event with Farrakhan and shared the stage with him, even after Jewish groups voiced their opposition to Clyburn attending the event. Clyburn told the Final Call, a Nation of Islam publication, that he was “not bothered in the least bit” by criticisms of his attendance at the event.
Rep. Clyburn is currently the Assistant Democratic Leader, making him the third most powerful Democrat.
Recently, he refused to condemn Farrakhan in a statement released to The Daily Caller.
The Daily Caller continued:
I have fought all my life to advance the cause of social justice and equality, and I have always opposed bigotry in all its forms,” Clyburn said in the statement. His office declined repeated inquiries regarding whether the congressman is willing to condemn Farrakhan, and whether he stood by his decision in 2011 to shrug off criticisms of Farrakhan.
Clyburn is just one of a handful of Democrats to be connected to this scandal.
Seven more Democrats have been caught in the past year with ties to the Nation of Islam group.
The Daily Caller reported:
Clyburn’s fellow House Democrats are divided on whether or not to condemn Farrakhan.
California Rep. Barbara Lee and New York Rep. Gregory Meeks both condemned Farrakhan on Thursday, but other House Democrats known to have met with Farrakhan have yet to condemn him.
Illinois Rep. Danny Davis told TheDCNF that he isn’t bothered by Farrakhan’s position on what Davis called “the Jewish question” and confirmed that he has a personal relationship with Farrakhan. Davis called Farrakhan an “outstanding human being” in an interview in February. Following a backlash, Davis reversed course on Thursday and said he condemns Farrakhan’s “views and remarks” about Jewish people.
“Let me be clear: I reject, condemn and oppose Minister Farrakhan’s views and remarks regarding the Jewish people and the Jewish religion,” Davis said in a statement to Jewish website Forward.
“Those who have attempted to defame me either do not know me or my lifetime record or are deceitfully and deceptively attempting to use this as an opportunity to foment division and hatred between the African American and Jewish communities,” he added.
Indiana Rep. Andre Carson confirmed to Politico that he has met with Farrakhan but declined to say whether or not he condemns the hate group leader.
Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters, who met with Farrakhan repeatedly, has repeatedly declined to denounce him.
Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, also the deputy DNC chair, condemned Farrakhan while first running for Congress in 2006 and assured the public that he had left Farrakhan in his past.
Former President Barack Obama was also revealed to have met with Farrakhan while in the Senate. Then-Democratic Illinois Sen. Barack Obama took a smiling photo with Farrakhan at a 2005 Congressional Black Caucus meeting.
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