Kelly Loeffler denied knowing who Chester Doles was, despite taking a photo with him. Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler is responding to backlash after posing for a picture with a known white supremacist at her recent rally. The Republican politician smiled for a photo with Chester Doles, a former Ku Klux Klan leader and current member of the neo-Nazi National Alliance who was sentenced to prison in the 1990’s for nearly beating a Black man to death. Loeffler’s campaign has claimed she didn’t know who Doles was when she took the picture with him and condemned his ideology. Doles also marched in the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia and is a part of racist skinhead gang the Hammerskins.

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siehe auch: Kelly Loeffler’s KKK Selfie Draws Attention To Other White Supremacists Supporting Her. You know what they say about birds of a feather… Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler has been trying to do damage control after she proudly posed for a selfie with a known white supremacist last week. However, the damning photo with a former Ku Klux Klan leader has instead magnified attention to her affiliation with and welcomed support from people who have not only made unabashedly racist comments but also defended those hateful sentiments. Loeffler is running for re-election against the Rev. Raphael Warnock — a Black man — in a runoff scheduled for early next month. Her campaign said she was unaware that the infamous selfie she took last week was with Chester Doles, who pleaded guilty to a hate crime in 1993 for brutally beating a Black man in Maryland because he was riding in a vehicle with a white woman. The Baltimore Sun reported at the time that “Doles’ agreement to testify in the beating case angered fellow Klansmen, including Robert Tweed, who calls himself the imperial wizard for the Territorial Klans of America.”