November 16, 2016

Keith Ellison’s Extreme Record: Compared 9/11 To Reichstag Fire

Congressman Keith Ellison, the favorite to become DNC Chair, has shown throughout his career to be a politician completely out of step with mainstream thought. From his connections to the Nation of Islam to his extreme positions on Israel and Iran, Ellison is clearly given to radical thought.

Now a new video puts Ellison’s crazy views in a damaging new light. Speaking in 2007, Ellison embraced the worst of the 9/11 Truther lunatic fringe when he compared the 9/11 attacks to the Reichstag fire that put Hitler in power:

Ellison also reprehensibly agrees with the statement that “the Jews” benefited from 9/11:

“At one point, an audience member appears to say, ‘The Jews benefited from 9/11,’ to which Ellison replied, ‘Well, I mean, you know, you and I both know.’”

Since his announcement, Ellison has gained the support of many prominent Democrats, including Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, and Elizabeth Warren. These Democrats must immediately condemn Ellison’s hateful statements. Anything else is unacceptable.