Hakeem Jeffries’ Campaign Denounces David Duke

hakeem jeffries new headshot 2 Hakeem Jeffries Campaign Denounces David Duke

Hakeem Jeffries

A spokeswoman for Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, who is running against Charles Barron in the congressional race in Brooklyn’s 8th District, had harsh words for a video made by KKK Grand Wizard David Duke endorsing Mr. Barron.

“Hate and extreme rhetoric have no place in our society,” Lupe Todd, Mr. Jeffries’ campaign spokeswoman said. “We denounce David Duke’s remarks in its entirety and urge the other candidate in this race to do the same.”

In his video, Mr. Duke acknowledged he has disagreements with Mr. Barron, a former Black Panther, but in spite of those differences, he said he supports Mr. Barron for his criticism of Israel and accused Mr. Jeffries of having “sold his soul to the international Zio-bankers.”

“In a race for Congress between an anti-Zionist black activist and a black activist who is a bought and paid for Zionist Uncle Tom, I’ll take the anti-Zionist any day,” Mr. Duke said. “In this election of limited choices, I believe that Charles Barron is the best choice.”

For his part, Mr. Barron told the Daily News Mr. Duke’s endorsement was “foolishness.”

“We’re staying focused and we demand respect for our campaign,” Mr. Barron said. “I don’t think that’s a campaign issue. I don’t think it’s intelligent.”

Article continues below
More from Politics
BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 07:  A protester holds a placard showing a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin altered to look like Adolph Hitler during a demostration to  demand an end to Russian aerial bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo in front of the Russian Embassy on December 7, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. The Russian military is supporting Syrian government military forces fighting rebels in Aleppo with aerials bombardments that, according to independent observers, has resulted in the heavy loss of civilian lives.
Putin’s Balkan Terror Plot Exposed