Hikind Outraged Over Towns’ Endorsement of Barron

New York City Councilman Charles Barron (pictured above) is well known for his racist and anti-Semitic political affiliations, as well as his anti-Israel activism. Local leaders are distraught over retiring Congressman Edolphus Towns’ endorsement of him. (Photo Credit: Thomas Good / NLN)‘Ed Towns has gone mad and will destroy his legacy. I hope it’s just a bad dream.’

State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) released a statement on Sunday expressing his outrage that retiring Congressman Ed Towns is endorsing the highly controversial Charles Barron. Though popular among many in his district, Barron’s affiliations with the anti-Semitic black supremacist groups Nation of Islam and the New Black Panther Party, have caused a great deal of concern.

“Barron’s resume of race baiting and contemptible anti-White statements should disqualify him as someone worthy of public office,” said Hikind.

“Ed Towns has either gone mad or this is a belated April Fools joke in terrible taste,” said the assemblyman. “Our communities have stood with Ed through thick and thin and now he destroys his legacy by endorsing someone who is as radical as they come? Someone who hates Whites? It’s a shock and an embarrassment. I’ve always considered Ed Towns a friend and now he stabs us in the back.”

Hikind pointed to Barron’s statement that he’d like to slap the nearest white person an example of what Towns is inviting into Congress. “Barron wrote an editorial praising Muammar Gaddafi. He won’t salute the American flag. The list goes on and on. This is the type of person Ed Towns wants as a lawmaker? It’s either a bad joke or its insanity.”


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