WaPo Fact Checker Proves To Be A Bad Day for Keith Ellison

Keith Ellison is a politician and Democrat House Representative. He is a leading member of the House Black Caucus. Like all really good politicians, he has the ability and freedom to prevaricate. That is not as easy a thing to do as it used to be because this is the era of the Fact Check. Today, Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler looks at Rep. Keith Ellison’s relationship with Louis Farrakhan. What do you think he found? Read on.

As Written and Reported By John Sexton for Hot Air:

This has been a long time coming. Today, Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler looks at Rep. Keith Ellison’s relationship with Louis Farrakhan since 2006, when he supposedly denounced him and had nothing else to do with him, and awards Ellison four Pinocchios.

To really appreciate this story you need to look back to late 2016. After the defeat of Hillary Clinton, the DNC was in shambles. For a time, it seemed Rep. Keith Ellison was set to be the party’s next DNC Chair. And then his past involvement with Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam came back to haunt him. At the time, Ellison claimed he had denounced Farrakhan and had no contact with him since 2006 when he first ran for Congress.

In December 2016, Ellison appeared on Morning Joe and claimed, “We’re talking about something that happened in 1995. This was the year that the Million Man March took off. People were attacking the march at the time. . . . Man, I’m telling you back in 2006 and before, I disavowed them. That’s the ridiculous thing about this, that we keep on having to answer this kind of stuff.” But it turns out Farrakhan wasn’t completely in Ellison’s rearview mirror. From the Post:

2010-2013: In a YouTube video uncovered by the Daily Caller, Ellison is seen chatting with a group of men that includes Farrakhan during a function at the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Va. The……


WaPost: Keith Ellison has been lying about his relationship with Farrakhan

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