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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Expelled Candidate for DNC Chair Suing Democrats for Breach of First Amendment

A candidate expelled from the race for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for criticising Islam tells Breitbart News he intends to sue for a breach of his First Amendment rights.

Vincent Tolliver, who previously ran an unsuccessful campaign for Congress in Arkansas, was expelled from the campaign by interim DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazil, after telling The Hill he didn’t believe his rival Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn) should become chairman because of his Islamic faith, citing the religion’s positions on homosexuality.

“His being a Muslim is precisely why DNC voters should not vote for him. Muslims discriminate against gays. Islamic law is clear on the subject, and being gay is a direct violation of it. In some Muslim countries, being gay is a crime punishable by death,” Tolliver said.

“Clearly, Mr. Ellison is not the person to lead the DNC or any other organization committed to not discriminating based on gender identity or sexual orientation. I’m shocked [the Human Rights Campaign] has been silent on the issue. A vote for Representative Ellison by any member of the DNC would be divisive and unconscionable, not to mention counterproductive to the immediate and necessary steps of rebuilding the Democratic Party,” he continued.

Tolliver was consequently expelled from the race by interim chair Donna Brazile, who described his comments as “disgusting.”



Anonymous said...

I for one am glad they're fighting amongst themselves!

Anonymous said...

That is one cat the DNC wants to keep in the bag. The fact that he is willing to let it out is what makes him a persona non gratis.

Anonymous said...

He IS right, you know. The truth is an absolute defense, except when lies are accepted as truth..

Anonymous said...

They have no use for truth tellers in an organization that requires everyone to be liars and name callers! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Wow, a lib who speaks the truth. Don't see too many of them. I'm sure they'll run him out of the party.