BY RICK MORAN
Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan delivers a message to President Donald Trump during a press conference on November 16, 2017 at the Watergate Hotel, in Washington DC. Photographer: Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press(Sipa via AP Images)
Three radical Democratic congressmen, an anti-Semitic black separatist, and the president of a terrorist state walk into a bar…
Tell me you’ve heard that one. The punch line is, it actually happened. In America. And no one knew about it until now.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that Reps. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, Andre Carson of Indiana and Gregory Meeks of New York met for dinner with notorious anti-Semite and racist Louis Farrakhan and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani in 2013 following the terrorist president’s speech to the UN General Assembly.
Like the picture that was just made public of Barack Obama grinning like a crocodile as he stood next to Farrakhan at a Congressional Black Caucus function, this photo took a while to surface. It first appeared in 2013 in the Nation of Islam publication The Final Call shortly after the dinner hosted by Rouhani
But Farrakhan is coddled and protected by the press because, although he may be a white-hating anti-Semite, at least his heart is in the right place.
Rep. Ellison isn’t just some backbench congressional nobody. He happens to be the vice chair of the Democratic National Committee. It shows the depths to which the Democratic Party has sunk that his meeting with terrorist-supporting radical Islamist hater Farrakhan passed without anyone in the party saying a word.
Was Congress informed that three of its members were meeting with the head of a terrorist state? Would it have mattered?
Ellison, Meeks and Carson’s attendance at the 2013 dinner is just the latest tie between Democratic members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Farrakhan.
One CBC member, Illinois Rep. Danny Davis, defended Farrakhan and praised him as an “outstanding human being” in an interview with TheDC last week. Davis openly admitted to having a personal relationship with Farrakhan in the interview.
Ellison, who is also vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), has previously struggled to put distance between himself and Farrakhan.
Ellison attended Farrakhan’s Million Man March in 1995 and once publicly defended Farrakhan — who has repeatedly called Jews “Satanic” — against charges of anti-Semitism.
After his ties to Farrakhan hindered his campaign for DNC chair last year, Ellison wrote an an op-ed for The Washington Post in which he portrayed his ties to Farrakhan as limited to the 1995 march. Farrakhan disputed that characterization in a video posted to Facebook and said that Ellison and Carson visited him in 2015.
Iran is an enemy of the United States. They swear “Death to America” in every city, in every mosque, every Friday after prayers. They have shown nothing but contempt for the U.S., kidnapping our sailors, harassing our ships, and regularly threatening the American people.
This is someone whom a representative of the United States Congress should accept an invitation for dinner from?