[Ed. – And here Ellison seemed so reasonable.]
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, in remarks to his organization, revealed that Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Keith Ellison was a member of the anti-semitic group in the 1990s.
“Keith [Ellison] was in the Nation in 1995. He was selling the Final Call newspaper, a beautiful brother,” Farrakhan said.
The controversial figure told his gathering that Ellison wanted to become a congressman and had to disavow Farrakhan. “When you want something in this world, the Jew holds the door,” he said.
“He wanted to help his community. He wanted to be a congressman, so when the Jews found out that he was in the Nation [they demanded he denounce Farrakhan],” the Nation of Islam leader claimed.
Farrakhan then shared a photograph of Ellison promoting Nation of Islam publications and protesting with anti-Semitic extremists.