In Illinois, an avowed white supremacist and former Nazi leader is poised to win the Republican Party’s nomination for a U.S. congressional seat. Arthur Jones, who once headed the American Nazi Party, is running unopposed for Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District in Chicago’s suburbs. This is Arthur Jones being interviewed Thursday by CNN’s Alisyn Camerota.
Alisyn Camerota: “It is shocking to hear how vocally and unapologetically racist you are. Are you a Nazi?”
Arthur Jones: “Well, for the past 15, 20 years, I have not had anything to do with any National Socialist organization on a formal basis.”
Alisyn Camerota: “But do you call yourself a Nazi?”
Arthur Jones: “I did have a—I don’t call myself a Nazi. I call myself an American patriot and statesman.”