Democrat Rep. Danny Davis has gone on record singing the praises of extremist Louis Farrakhan who he called an “outstanding human being” in an interview with the conservative Daily Caller.
Davis hails from Illinois’ 7th Congressional District which includes a chunk of murder-ridden Chicago and is one of the luminaries of the Congressional Black Caucus. Unlike his CBC cohorts, at least Davis gets some credit for being open about his admiration for an anti-Semitic black identity extremist.
Farrakhan’s name has been in the news as of late following the revelation that the CBC covered up a 2005 picture of the sinister minister with a beaming Barack Obama out of fear that it would prematurely abort Barry’s presidential chances.
Shortly after the publication of that damning photo at a radical black website, a freelance writer found video footage of several CBC members including Maxine Waters warmly embracing Farrakhan in 2006.
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) January 30, 2018
Jeryl Bier penned an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal on “The Democrats’ Farrakhan Problem” in which he pointed out how so many black Democrats enjoy a cozy relationship with a man so thoroughly racist and militant that even the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has labeled him as a hatemonger.
Davis’s warmth for Farrakhan is widely shared by his fellow self-segregating racial ghouls in Congress who aren’t as openly proud of it and likely fear that expressing such feelings would be politically damaging so they keep it on the down low.
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 6, 2018
Democratic Illinois Rep. Danny Davis defended Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan as an “outstanding human being” on Monday.
Farrakhan is known for embracing radically anti-Semitic and anti-white views, as even the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center has acknowledged. Farrakhan’s history of racially extreme comments includes blaming Jews for the September 11 attacks, saying white people “deserve to die” and praising Adolf Hitler as a “very great man.”
Davis, who has been 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.
“I personally know [Farrakhan], I’ve been to his home, done meetings, participated in events with him,” Davis told TheDC.
“I don’t regard Louis Farrakhan as an aberration or anything, I regard him as an outstanding human being who commands a following of individuals who are learned and articulate and he plays a big role in the lives of thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of people,” he emphasized later.
Davis told TheDC “it wouldn’t be anything out of the ordinary” for him to meet with Farrakhan and said that Farrakhan isn’t considered a fringe character in his hometown of Chicago.
When asked about Farrakhan’s history of anti-Semitic comments, Davis was dismissive and said that many people in politics have a history of inflammatory comments.
A spokesperson for the CBC did not return multiple requests for comment on Farrakhan.
For those unfamiliar with Rep. Davis, he made news late last year when he backed efforts by the California chapter of the NAACP to change the national anthem because it was racist.
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 9, 2017
He was also one of the CBC members who boycotted President Trump’s State of the Union address last week.
The congressman’s official statement explained why he wasn’t attending:
Congressmen Danny K. Davis (D-IL 07) today announced he will boycott the 2018 State of the Union address by President Trump in Washington and meet instead with constituents in Chicago to examine the State of Our Union and the State of Our Communities and listen to the Democratic response to the SOTU.
Citing the escalating racist, chauvinistic, jingoistic, divisive rhetoric and actions of the President, Davis proclaimed “I cannot in good conscience stand silently by and watch generations of struggle for equal rights, for civil, human and voting rights, for the rights of women, for social and economic justice be undone from the highest office in the land. Therefore, during the President’s 2018 State of the Union Address, I will be in Chicago meeting with constituents from the 7th Congressional District to explore the Peoples’ State of the Union.”
It’s easy to see how this game works by now. Trump is a racist who uses divisive rhetoric but this guy is not.