At least seven members Congress are known to have direct ties to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, an anti-Semite who has repeatedly praised Adolf Hitler, The Daily Caller News Foundation reported on Monday.
United States Representatives Andre Carson (D-IN), Danny Davis (D-IL), Keith Ellison (D-MN), Al Green (D-TX), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Gregory Meeks (D-NY), and Maxine Waters (D-CA) all had meetings with Farrakhan.
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. ”
Rep. Keith Ellison, also the current vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee, is good friends with Farrakhan and had several meetings with him.
Maxine Waters, an infamous #Resistance activist who thinks she was a millennial, attended the Nation of Islam’s 2002 convention in which Farrakhan gave a speech praising Waters and defending Palestinian suicide bombers.