CNN’s Alisyn Camerota interviewed avowed Holocaust denier and Nazi Arthur Jones, who is running unopposed in a GOP primary for Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District. Both the National Republican Party and the Illinois Republican Party have denounced him.
“Mr. Jones, it is shocking to hear how vocally and unapologetically racist you are,” she said after playing a clip of Jones speaking at a neo-Nazi gathering, asking, “are you a Nazi?”
“I don’t call myself a Nazi,” Jones said, claiming that he has not been formally involved with Nazi organizations “since 1990.”
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“I call myself an American patriot and statesman,” he said.
“You dress in Nazi garb, you celebrate Hitler’s birthday,” she said. “You’re a Nazi.”
“Your website is filled with the most vile, rancid rhetoric I think I’ve ever read,” she continued. Jones’ campaign website includes a section titled “Holocaust?” in which he accuses survivors of the genocide of peddling “propaganda.”
“It’s not vile and rancid, it’s the truth,” Jones angrily continued. “There’s nothing on that website that’s not true. You ‘Jews’ media, you’ve gone absolutely nuts, you think that Adolf Hitler’s revived from the grave or something. It’s one man, myself, that’s standing for the truth.”
Camerota quickly replied by citing facts about the Holocaust, which Jones instantly dismissed as “poppycock” and a “scam.”
“The cursed two-party, 'Jew party, queer party’ system can’t stand it,” he said. “If you did an honest investigation of the Holocaust you’d realize that it is nothing but an international extortion racket by the Jews to bleed, blackmail extort and terrorize their enemies and to suck us into one war after another,” Jones continued.