United States Representative Danny Davis (D-IL) defended Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan as an “outstanding human being” on Monday.
Farrakhan is known for his extreme anti-Semitic and racist views. He blamed the September 11 attacks on Jews, said white people “deserve to die,” praised Adolf Hitler as a “very great man,” claimed Hurricane Katrina was “God’s way of punishing America for its warmongering and racism,” peddled various conspiracy theories alleging the US government of killing African Americans, and said “Jews have been so bad at politics they lost half their population in the Holocaust. ”
A bombshell new photo was unearthed in January, showing former President Barack Obama smiling with Farrakhan at a Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) meeting in 2005. The photo-journalist who took the photo said he suppressed its publication to protect Obama and help him win the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections.
Davis, who has represented Chicago in Congress since 1997, defended Obama for meeting Farrakhan and was open about his own ties to the hate group leader in an interview with The Daily Caller on Monday.
Several Democrats in Congress were seen hugging Farrakhan in 2006.
Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), who also co-chairs the Democratic National Committee (DNC), once defended Farrakhan against charges of anti-Semitism.
The Federalist recently published an excellent op-ed explaining the liberal media’s absurd hypocrisy of their coverage of white supremacists like David Duke with extremists like Louis Farrakhan.