No reprimand for D.C. lawmaker who donated to event where Farrakhan denounced Jews

No reprimand for D.C. lawmaker who donated to event where Farrakhan denounced Jews
Trayon White (Image via Twitter)

[Ed. – Imagine if White were actually white and donated to David Duke.]

The D.C. Council will not reprimand member Trayon White Sr. (D-Ward 8), after he donated $500 from his constituent services fund to a Chicago event where Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan denounced Jews, Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) said Monday.

Just three of the council’s 13 members called for disciplinary action against White after The Washington Post reported Friday that campaign finance officials were inquiring about his $500 donation to the Nation of Islam’s annual convention.

White was already under fire for a video he posted to his Facebook page earlier this year in which he seemed to suggest that the Rothschilds, a Jewish banking family, controlled the weather. …

Council member Brianne K. Nadeau (D-Ward 1), one of two Jewish members, said White had crossed a threshold with his donation to the Nation of Islam and on Friday called for his censure for “his misuse of funds in support of anti-Semitism and homophobia.”

She was soon joined by members Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3) and Jack Evans (D-Ward 2).

White responded with a 35-minute Facebook video posted on Saturday, in which he defended his donation and vowed that his supporters would pack the District government building if the council tried to censure him.

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