“A lot has been going on in our government," Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan said. “Good people, like Maxine Waters…good people are in the Congress,” Farrakhan told the crowd at the Nation of Islam Annual Convention in 2002.
Of course, this is among the least controversial things Farrakhan has said. For a quick recap with recent highlights, watch the video located directly below.
Last week, Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) introduced a resolution to the House condemning Louis Farrakhan for promoting ideas that create animosity and anger towards Jewish Americans and the Jewish religion.
"There is no place in our civil discourse for this clear anti-semitism and hate for another group of human beings," said Congressman Todd Rokita. "I urge my House colleagues to join me in condemning Louis Farrakhan's hateful and anti-semitic attacks, while also reaffirming our nation's commitment to our Jewish neighbors and our greatest ally, the nation of Israel."
Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus, including Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) have come under fire this month for failing to condemn Louis Farrakhan after revelations that they met with or appeared at events with him.
The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) has called on several black lawmakers to resign over their Farrakhan association.
According to the RJC announcement:
Each of them should resign. They include former Nation of Islam employee, Congressman Keith Ellison, who is Deputy Chair of the DNC. Ellison has tried to excuse his 2013 meeting with Farrakhan, while ignoring his more recent meeting with the NOI leader in Farrakhan’s hotel room, in 2015. At least six other Democrats are known to have embraced Farrakhan. These members of Congress - Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee, Danny Davis, Andre Carson, Gregory Meeks, and Al Green - have all, while in office, sat down with Farrakhan for personal meetings.
There can be no question about how abhorrent it is for these Democrats to be connected to Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan is first and foremost a preacher of hate. He preaches about Jewish ‘control’ over the government and media and has claimed to have ‘pulled a cover off of that Satanic Jew,’ saying, “your time is up, your world is through.” And those were just the comments from last week.