An anti-Semitic candidate seeking to represent California in the U.S. Senate was ejected from the state Republican Party’s convention in San Diego Saturday.
Patrick Little, who has previously praised Adolf Hitler, posted a video to his YouTube account on Saturday saying he had been kicked out of the convention.
“They just had me expelled from the building because I won’t serve Israel,” he said in the video. “I want to serve my country. I want to serve the United States. I want to serve Californians.”
California Republican Party representatives did not immediately return a request for comment, but they have been distancing themselves from Little in the media.
State party spokesman Matt Fleming told USA Today earlier in the week that he does not know Little and is not familiar with any of his positions. Fleming said the party condemns “anti-Semitism and any other form of religious bigotry, just as we do with racism, sexism or anything else that can be construed as a hateful point of view.”
The same USA Today article said recent polls showed Little with 18 percent support, in second place behind incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat, who is leading with 39 percent support.
— City News Service