Who Eric Holder Took Photo With at Aretha Franklin's Funeral Speaks Volumes
Former Attorney General Eric Holder, who is a rumored potential presidential candidate for 2020, was invited to attend the funeral for the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, an honor to be sure.
However, what’s making waves in the news today is who Holder happened to snap a photograph with. A picture is being passed around the Internet featuring Holder with notorious anti-Semite and leader of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan.
Not a good look, Mr. Holder. Not a good look at all
Farrakhan is a notorious racist and anti-Semite who has praised Hitler as a “very great man,” claimed that interracial marriage “mongrelized” the black race and repeatedly espoused conspiracy theories about “satanic” Jews.
The Nation of Islam published a photo on Twitter that shows Holder standing next to Farrakhan at Aretha Franklin’s funeral on Friday.Trending:
The legendary singer’s funeral prominently featured Farrakhan alongside former President Bill Clinton and MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton.Advertisement - story continues below
Holder now leads the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) and is reportedly weighing running for president in 2020.
“When asked, Mr. Holder participated in a photo taken with the people on stage at the Aretha Franklin services. It was in no way an endorsement or expression of support for anyone,” NDRC spokesman Patrick Rodenbush told The Daily Caller News Foundation in an email.
Rodenbush did not answer whether Holder is willing to condemn Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism.
Farrakhan’s ties to the Democratic Party have become a source of controversy after a photo emerged showing then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama standing with Farrakhan in 2008.
The photographer who snapped the photo of Obama and Farrakhan withheld the publication of the picture until Obama left office as a means of ensuring that it would not damage his political career.
Not long after the picture was published, it became known that other notable Democrats like Reps. Maxine Waters and James Clyburn have both attended events connected with Farrakhan and have refused to denounce him, despite his anti-Semitic beliefs.
For a group of people who claim to be against bigotry and hatred, the left sure doesn’t seem to mind aligning themselves with some pretty despicable, hateful individuals. You’d think that wouldn’t sit right with them, but it doesn’t really seem to bug them much either way.
Guess they aren’t big into authentically living out their belief system.
Source: Daily Caller