The 64-year-old insurance salesman, who has mounted a run against Democratic Representative Daniel Lipinski, told CBS in St. Louis, “This idea that six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust is the biggest, blackest lie in history. There is no proof that the Holocaust took place in Europe against the Jews.” Jones went on to describe the Holocaust as “an international extortion racket by the Jews,” charging that Jews are amassing millions of dollars through media presentations of their persecution during World War II. “The more ‘survivors,’ the more lies that are told,” he declared.
A Vietnam War veteran and a former member of the Nationalist Socialist White People’s Party, Jones says that while he votes Republican “90 percent of the time,” philosophically he is a National Socialist. The outspoken candidate – who established the “America First Committee” in 1980 for the purpose of ending all foreign influence on American policy – has also written a flyer called “The Holocaust Racket,” which denies that any Jews were killed in the period of the Holocaust. Moreover, Jones reportedly organizes annual neo-Nazi events commemorating Hitler’s birthday.
Jones has stated that he is seeking to oust Lipinski due to Jones’ perception that the incumbent is hoping to see America enter a war against Iran to protect Israel. “I’m the only guy in the state of Illinois against the Israeli lobby,” Jones said. He also claimed that AIPAC has “bragged” on its website that Lipinski is leading an effort against Iran in the House of Representatives together with a “Jewish” Virginia Congressman, Frank Wolf. “The two are spearheading an effort in the House to get tough with Iran, including closing off any oil exports to China that could lead to World War III,” Jones alleged. Wolf is actually Presbyterian.
Although Jones has collected more than 1,000 signatures to be eligible to run in the state primary against two other Republicans, Jim Falvey and Richard Grabowski, the Republican Party of Illinois is refusing to allow his name on the ballot as a result of his views. “I didn’t know believing in the Holocaust became a requirement for public office,” Jones retorted. Jones is now making his third attempt at Congress; he previously ran for Milwaukee mayor in 1976.
On his campaign website, www.artjonesforcongress.com, Jones has a page with a photo that allegedly displays a defaced statue of the Virgin Mary in the Israeli town of Bethlehem. Below the picture, Jones writes, “This is what racist criminal Zionist Israel thinks of Christians. An Israeli tank fired away at this statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary on top of the Catholic Church in Bethlehem hitting her 69 times and in the process mutilating her face and severing her hands.
“This deliberate terrorist attack on a Christian Church symbolizes the extreme hatred of anti-Christ Israel for Jesus and His Blessed Mother. This is UNACCEPTABLE. This cannot go on, but it is going on — subsidized by U.S. tax dollars. And Israel is supposed to be our best friend?!”