Holocaust denier Chuck Johnson spotted with 2 congressmen in Capitol

What was this meeting about?

Jan 17, 2019, 10:30 am

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David Covucci 

David Covucci

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After Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) was spotted walking with right-wing troll and Holocaust denier Chuck Johnson in the Capitol, the congressman is denying that he knows anything about Johnson’s “previous associations.”

Huffington Post reporter Matt Fuller first posted a photo of the two with Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) on Wednesday.

In a statement to Talking Points Memo, Harris’ office confirmed that he took a meeting with Johnson, but that he didn’t know his views, saying they discussed “genetic sequencing.”

“I am unaware of his previous associations, but we had a discussion involving his business with genetic sequencing,” a statement from Harris’ office read. “Of course I disavow and condemn white supremacy and anti-Semitism.”

Johnson, who attended the State of the Union last year with Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fl.), was permanently banned from Twitter for threatening to “take out” Black Lives Matter organizer DeRay Mckessson. In a Reddit AMA, Johnson questioned the Holocaust; he also has associations with the neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer, according to the Daily Beast.

Johnson’s presence in the Capitol comes just after the House voted to reprimand Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) over his comments about white supremacy. Both Roe and Harris voted in favor of the measure condemning white supremacy.

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*First Published: Jan 17, 2019, 10:30 am