Democratic Illinois Rep. Danny Davis appears to have changed his position on Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a notorious anti-Semite, after facing a public backlash for praising him.
Davis previously called Farrakhan an “outstanding human being” and said he wasn’t bothered by Farrakhan’s position on the “Jewish question” in a pair of interviews with this reporter. Davis’s office contradicted his previous statements on Farrakhan in a statement released to Jewish website Forward on Thursday evening.
No, he did not really change his position, he is playing word games, and he knows the media will never hold him to account. This is not ike he has discovered something new about Farrakhan. Everyone who has listened to or reda the garbage Farrakhan spews knows what he, and his foul religion teach. This is what Davis said before he felt a little heat
“I personally know [Farrakhan], I’ve been to his home, done meetings, participated in events with him,” Davis said.
“I don’t regard Louis Farrakhan as an aberration or anything, I regard him as an outstanding human being who commands a following of individuals who are learned and articulate and he plays a big role in the lives of thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of people,” the congressman said. He added that “it wouldn’t be anything out of the ordinary” for him to meet with Farrakhan.
“I don’t have no problems with Farrakhan, I don’t spend a whole lot of my time dealing with those kind of things,” Davis told The DCNF. “I’m a pretty global individual. So I know Farrakhan, I know the Middle East question, I know the Jews and Farrakhan — I know all that, but that’s not what I spend all my time focused on,” he continued, breaking into a laugh.
Yep, anti-Semitism is funny to Davis I guess.