Even though his own party doesn’t like him, ultra-conservative Republican and radio host Jason Lewis just won the nomination in the Minnesota Second Congressional District.
The Deputy Chair of Minnesota Republican Party criticized Lewis for his past racist remarks and anti-gay rhetoric.
In the past, Lewis claimed that “real Americans” felt that the victims from Hurricane Katrina were “a bunch of whiners,” and “the median income for blacks in America would make them rich in most African nations, not most – all.” Then he went on to say that the United States government never had the right to abolish slavery.
“In fact, if you really want to be quite frank about it, how does somebody else owning a slave affect me?” Lewis said. “It doesn’t. If I don’t think it is right, I won’t own one, and people always say, ‘Well, if you don’t want to marry somebody of the same sex, you don’t have to, but why tell somebody else they can’t?’ Uh, you know if you don’t want to own a slave, don’t. But don’t tell other people they can’t.”
The comment was made after the Supreme Court outlawed legislation prohibiting same-sex marriage. He also called the law allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice “an abomination.”
On top of all that he also described single women as “ignorant and “non-thinking.”
Fusion recalled an old broadcast of Lewis’ show from 2012, in which he says, “You’ve got a vast majority of young single women who couldn’t explain to you what GDP means. You know what they care about? They care about abortion. They care about abortion and gay marriage. They care about ‘The View.’ They are non-thinking.”
Although the Minnesota Republican Party spent a significant amount of time arguing about how unelectable he is, they must now support him and help him win a seat in Congress.