Following his loss in the race for Illinois’s 3rd Congressional district seat in the U.S. Congress, Arthur Jones is blaming his last place finish on a local reporter who published remarks he made about the Holocaust.
“As far as I’m concerned, the Holocaust is nothing more than an international extortion racket by the Jews,” Jones said. “It’s the blackest lie in history. Millions of dollars are being made by Jews telling this tale of woe and misfortune in books, movies, plays and TV,” Jones said in late February. Laurie Swanson, writing for Patch, published the remarks.
After garnering 11% of the vote in the Republican primary, Jones lashed out at Swanson, calling her “deceptive and cowardly”, according to the Times of Israel, before calling her actions treasonous against America.
Jones says he is a National Socialist “philosophically” and to mark the anniversary of the birth of Adolph Hitler, he organizes a party each and every year at a local banquet hall.