GOP Candidate Holds A ‘Not A Racist’ Press Conference, Produces Two Black Guys To Vouch For Him
Republican candidate Michael Peroutka won the primary for a county council seat in Anne Arundel County, which includes Maryland’s state capital. After video surfaced of Peroutka singing “Dixie” as the national anthem at a secession conference in Alabama, he held an awkward press conference in order to prove he’s not a racist.
Peroutka is a Christian Reconstructionist who believes “It is not the role of civil government to house, feed, clothe, educate or give heath care to…ANYBODY!”
Right Wing Watch reports, “He is an ardent supporter of the white nationalist League of the South, which promotes the secession of southern states, and whose leader recently wrote about “Fourth Generation Warfare” in which citizen hit squads would target “political leaders, members of the hostile media, cultural icons, bureaucrats, and other of the managerial elite without whom the engines of tyranny don’t run.”
During the press conference, Peroutka repeatedly claimed he is not a racist, then went on to say that he would not play the “race card game.”
Some of his best friends are black.
Two African American Republicans, Eric Knowles and Robert Broadus, vouched for him.
Peroutka repeatedly refused to disavow the League of the South, of which he has been a board member.
While not being a racist, he refused to admit that calling Dixie the national anthem at a League of the South convention was a mistake.
Right Wing Watch reports:
…In response to the suggestion that the Civil War settled the question of secession, he said “No moral issue is really ever settled by the point of a sword.” He repeatedly stated that secession is “a historical fact” and “a political reality.” The American Revolution was an act of secession, he said. And it is a kind of secession when people move out of Maryland to escape its high taxes.
Peroutka, a former Constitution Party presidential candidate, wrote this a year ago:
“Anyone, including those who identify with the ‘Tea Party’, who loves America and desires real reform, would do well to disengage themselves from the Republican Party and their brand of worthless, Godless, unprincipled conservatism.”
Peroutka points to Planned Parenthood, the Southern Poverty Law Center, MSNBC host Al Sharpton and others as the problem.
Eric Knowles and Robert Broadus just lost any credibility they may have had. Perhaps the KKK needs a couple of black guys to vouch for them, too.