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Clinton appoints former Congressman who blamed “Jewish interests and media” to her leadership team

Hillary Clinton’s campaign team has appointed former Congressman Earl Hilliard Sr to her leadership team. When he lost his seat, Hilliard blamed his electoral defeat on “Jewish interests” and the “Jewish media.”

Speaking on the reasons for his opponent Artur Davis, Hilliard told the Black Commentator: “The only thing I know for sure, that I saw in black and white, is $1,098,000 that [Davis] reported. You can’t take money from corporations, so that came from Jews and Republicans. There’s no question where that money came from.” Hilliard also claimed that David received free media coverage: “Remember, the Jewish media. They started putting word out, they wanted everybody to know, because…obviously they felt that the money they had, that they put in, that they were going to beat me.”

In the same interview, Hilliard said that billions of dollars were being taken from poor communities and sent to Israel. He said Davis “made a pact with the Israelis” and “was used.” According to Hilliard: “[Davis] doesn’t know that his victory sent a message to other Blacks of my era that they better be careful what they say or how they deal with the Israeli or Jewish question…There is a group out there that wants to dominate us. They want us to do what they want us to do…and to Hell with our agenda if there is a conflict.”

In a different interview, this time with the Associated Press, Hilliard warned of “retribution” against Jews for his defeat: “I see a future with a great deal of conflict between African-Americans and Jews in this country. It’s going to get worse before it gets better. I don’t think African-Americans are going to sit back and let this continue. There will be retribution.”


Hilliard’s campaign was also accused of distributing an antisemitic leaflet against Davis in the 2002 race. The flyer said: “Mr. Davis must simply understand that Jews the world over have never come to the aid of black or dark skin people because it was the right thing to do.” Hilliard denied any connection to the flyer.

The Clinton campaign did not respond to Washington Free Beacon’s request for comment. Hilliard told the Washington Free Beacon that he did not recall the 2002 interview with the Black Commentator, however, he confirmed that he believes Jewish interests were responsible for his electoral defeat. He did not respond when sent a copy of the Black Commentator interview.

Source: Washington Free Beacon

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