GOP's Quin Hillyer Slams Farrakhan's Involvement with Alabama Democrats
PJ Media first reported on the anti-Semite, anti-white bigot Louis Farrakhan's participation in a series of Democrat-sponsored rallies across Alabama in support of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. The case of Shelby v. Holder will be decided by the Supreme Court this month and may strike down the requirement that 15 states submit all election-law changes to the federal government for approval. This requirement has been used to block a variety of state laws designed to protect election integrity, including Texas voter ID and Georgia citizenship-verification requirements to vote.
In support of this "preclearance" requirement, a group of Democrat senators, Democrat local officials, and Democrat Party officials have enlisted the help of the bigot Louis Farrakhan. The group toured Alabama on Friday with stops in Birmingham, Selma, and Montgomery.
In Selma, they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge. In 1965, the racists were on the far side of the bridge awaiting the marchers. In 2013, the racist marched across the bridge in support of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
It’s unclear why a black bigot is considered a credible spokesman for support of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Obviously Alabama Democrat Party leader Joe Reed and Alabama Senators Hank Sanders and Bobby Singleton think Farrakhan is a suitable spokesman to defend Section 5. (Click here to see a video of Farrakhan saying “death” is the only answer for whites, and that whites should be “boiled in oil.” See also, "Yes Justice Scalia, Section 5 Really is a Racial Entitlement" at PJ Media.)
Quin Hillyer is running for Congress in Alabama's 1st Congressional District. His press release on the Democrats teaming up with the bigot Farrakhan reads:
Congressional candidate Quin Hillyer today denounced the chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party and two state senators for including the viciously anti-Semitic Louis Farrakhan as one of the featured leaders in their political rally today.
Hillyer said, "Farrakhan is a horribly destructive interloper in the discussions about equal rights for all Americans. The Alabama Democratic Party and elected officials should not bring this kind of racial hate speech to a political rally here in Alabama. Activists like Farrakhan pollute the conversation and obstruct genuine progress on civil rights.”
The rallies featuring Farrakhan involve Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. A brief explanation of Section 5 is located at the end of this release.
Reasonable people can disagree about the continuing wisdom and constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act,” Hillyer said. “I have great respect for those who are motivated by sincere desire to counter the effects of racism and believe otherwise about Section 5. However, I refuse to respect anyone who associates with an open anti-Semite and racist like Louis Farrakhan.
As for me, I strongly support most of the Voting Rights Act but oppose Section 5 as an unconstitutional, costly, and discriminatory provision that puts unfair burdens on Alabama and treats us as if we are guilty until proven innocent.”
Hillyer was a founding board member 24 years ago of an organization that led the fight to stop the political career of the racist and anti-Semitic Louisianan David Duke. Hillyer, an award winning columnist, is running in a special election for Congress in Alabama's First Congressional District. He has a long history of passionate advocacy for equal rights and opportunity under the law, including a series of ground-breaking Mobile Register columns touting a financial recovery plan for Prichard, AL – a town populated predominantly by African Americans.
Farrakhan’s history is well known. Bill Nigut, southeast regional director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), noted that the ADL has "repeatedly demonstrated that Minister Farrakhan is a promoter of hatred and bigotry who routinely peppers his speeches with virulently anti-Semitic remarks and more generalized condemnations of all white people." As recently as three weeks ago Farrakhan was spewing anti-Semitic rants about what Farrakhan called "The Synagogue of Satan."
And not a whisper from any of the usual "journalists" quick to accuse Republicans of racism. Not one whisper.