Holocaust denier running for Congress has no opponents in Republican primary

Source: The Wahsington Post

 February 5 at 9:10 AM 

The U.S. Capitol. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Like most candidates running for Congress, Arthur Jones has a campaign website.

It outlines the Republican candidate’s educational background, stance on issues and how to donate to his campaign to represent Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District.

It also lays out Jones’s unapologetically racist and anti-Semitic views.

In a section called “Holocaust?” Jones describes the atrocities as a “racket” and “the biggest, blackest, lie in history.” Under another tab titled “Flags of Conflict,” he lists the Confederate flag first and describes it as “a symbol of White pride and White resistance” and “the flag of a White counter revolution.”

And in his most recent blog post — dated Aug. 24 — Jones rails against “Radical Leftists” and blames them for starting racial violence that had roiled Charlottesville about two weeks earlier. Heather Heyer, 32, a protester at a white supremacist rally, died after a driver rammed a car into a crowd of demonstrators. A self-professed neo-Nazi has been charged with first-degree murder in the incident. Jones painted the death as an accident.

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