GOP Rep. Walter Jones (NC) Appears On White Supremacist Radio Show
Mother Jones reports that Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) yesterday appeared on the nation's most infamous white supremacist radio show. He is the first member of Congress to do so.
Rep. Walter Jones, a fiercely anti-war congressman who often breaks with his party on key votes, appeared on the Political Cesspool, a Memphis-based program hosted by ardent white nationalists James Edwards and Eddie Miller. The show has been condemned by groups like the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center for promoting racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic beliefs. Jones is the first member of Congress to appear on the program. An avowed white nationalist who says David Duke is "above reproach," Edwards has referred to African Americans as "heathen savages" and "subhuman" and suggested that slavery was "the greatest thing that ever happened" to blacks.The above-linked article notes that Jones opposes interracial marriage and is best known (until now) for the "freedom fries" nonsense in the Congressional cafeteria. Others to have appeared on Political Cesspool include Pat Buchanan and recently outed Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu, who invited the show's hosts to his home county. (Tipped by JMG reader Beeblemeyer)
The show's mission statement is blunt: "We represent a philosophy that is pro-White and are against political centralization," it declares. It then outlines a series of issues the show exists to promote. "We wish to revive the White birthrate above replacement level fertility and beyond to grow the percentage of Whites in the world relative to other races," reads one plank. Another bullet point endorses the Confederacy: "Secession is a right of all people and individuals. It was successful in 1776 and this show honors those who tried to make it successful in 1865."