I Ku Klux Kan’t believe it!
White supremacist, holocaust denier, convicted felon, former leader of the KKK, David Duke is now wanting to represent the state of Louisiana in the U.S. Senate. Mr. Duke officially signed the paperwork to run for the seat left vacant by Republican David Vitter last Friday, a day after Donald Trump accepted the GOP nomination for president. According to Duke, Trump supports ideals that he has upheld for years, especially in the areas of immigration and trade.
Yahoo reports: “The climate of this country has moved in my direction. I believe my time has come,” Duke said after submitting his paperwork for the ballot. He added: “The people of this country, the patriotic, decent, God-fearing people of this country are now right with me.”
“With the country coming apart at the seams and no one willing to really speak the truth about what is happening, the majority population in this country needs someone who will actually give voice to their interests in the face of an increasingly violent hatefest launched by the media and political establishment against them,” Duke’s website says.
Trump’s ascendency is not the only reason prompting Mr. Duke to run for the senate. The recent cop killings in Baton Rouge by a black man have prompted him to action, as well.
In a lengthy speech, Duke talked of the “massive racial discrimination going on right now against European Americans,” and what he called a biased media working against him. He described the Black Lives Matter movement as a “terrorist organization.”
Despite claiming to share similar political views as Donald Trump and “the people of this country,” Louisiana Republicans have been quick to disavow him and will actively oppose his campaign.
Roger Villere, chairman of the Republican Party of Louisiana, said in a statement the party “will play an active role in opposing” him.
“The Republican Party opposes, in the strongest possible terms, David Duke’s candidacy for any public office. David Duke is a convicted felon and a hate-filled fraud who does not embody the values of the Republican Party,” Villere said Friday.
A known white supremacist is running for Congress in the name of fighting against the “hatefest.” Mmmm, I love the smell of irony in the morning. No, wait, that’s just a cross being set on fire…
What if human existence is just a TV show in it’s last season, and the writers are just throwing in every plot twist they can think of before going off the air?