A (Real) Holocaust Denier for Congressman

Published: 2018-07-10

The San Francisco Chronicle printed a story last Friday (July 6, 2018) titled "Bay Area GOP candidate denies Holocaust, campaigns on anti-Semitism."

As a Holocaust revisionist I was intrigued enough to visit the website of John Fitzgerald, Republican candidate for the 11th California Congressional district.

At first glance, Mr. Fitzgerald seemed to be a solid populist supporting a strict interpretation of the Constitution; declaring that his "platform can be summarized in one sentence: 'I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic.' ”

He is against: 

1. Big banks and feels their influence is corrupting government.

2. Fluoride in the water.

3. Forced vaccinations.

4.  The Central Intelligence Agency.

"The Central Intelligence Agency has caused the death of millions of people with its covert actions and the resulting wars. It has caused the United States to be hated and to become the target of terrorists."

5. Letting white-collar criminals go free.

6. Corporate personhood.

7. The invasion of Iraq.

8. Conflict with Iran.

He is for:

1. Campaign financing reform,

2. Ending the embargo on Cuba,

3. Finding an equitable solution to the Israeli/Middle East conflict.

4. Tort reform.

This is an incomplete list of numerous controversial positions. What is interesting is that "denying the Holocaust" (not even specifically mentioned) is the third-rail item that has gotten him a wave of negative publicity.

The Republican candidate running to unseat the congressman who represents much of Contra Costa County is a Holocaust denier whose campaign website contains anti-Semitic and racist writings.

John Fitzgerald, an anti-Semite who is running as a Republican for California’s 11th Congressional District seat, has been appearing on neo-Nazi podcasts and falsely claiming that the Holocaust is a “lie.

Republican State Party Chairman Jim Brulte declared “[Fitzgerald's] views have no home in the Republican

Clean Water, No War, No Banks and (ooops!) No Holocaust

Party" while incumbent Democratic candidate Mark DeSaulnier is doing his best to ignore Fitzgerald. His website makes no mention of Fitzgerald and he has agreed to no debates.

It is disconcerting that "Not Believing" draws such venom, particularly given the fundamental changes recent scholarship has made in the Holocaust narrative.

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Author(s): David Merlin
Title: A (Real) Holocaust Denier for Congressman
Published: 2018-07-10
First posted on CODOH: July 10, 2018, 2:39 p.m.
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