A Republican legislative candidate for the North Carolina General Assembly wrote on his website that God is a “racist white supremacist” and that Jewish people “descend from Satan.”
The Charlotte Observer reported Wednesday that the North Carolina Republican Party has withdrawn its support for Russell Walker, a Republican candidate running for state House District 48 after his website was uncovered this week.
“Based on recent behavior and previous statements, the North Carolina Republican Party is unable and unwilling to support the Republican nominated candidate for North Carolina House District 48,” state GOP Chairman Robin Hayes said in a statement Tuesday.
“The NCGOP along with our local parties in Hoke, Scotland and Robeson Counties will be spending our time and resources supporting Republican candidates that better reflect the values of our party,” Hayes added.
The Observer notes that the website, Christ Descended from Joseph, said it belongs to Walker and includes multiple essays and articles authored by him.
“What is wrong with being a white supremacist? God is a racist and a white supremacist,” Walker’s website says.
“Someone or group has to be supreme and that group is the whites of the world … someone or something has to be inferior. … In all history in sub-Saharan Africa, no two-story building or a waterproof boat was ever made.”
“They are Satanic as they all descend from Satan,” the website says about Jews.
The Southern Poverty Law Center confirmed on Wednesday that the website belongs to Walker.
A Facebook page for Russell Walker is the only account following the website’s Facebook page.
The Highlands Newspaper in North Carolina said that Walker has been seen carrying signs outside of its office that said “What is wrong with being a racist” and “God is racist.”
Walker won the Republican primary against John Imaratto with 824 votes, nearly 65 percent, The Observer reported. He faces incumbent state Rep. Garland Pierce (D) in the November race.
North Carolina’s House Republican Caucus chairman, Rep. John Szoka, said in a statement Wednesday that they will not support Walker’s campaign.
“The North Carolina Republican House Caucus and our members will not support Mr. Walker’s campaign given his comments and actions, Szoka said.
“While Mr. Walker won the Republican primary, his rhetoric and actions have no place in the Republican Party, and he should strongly consider withdrawing his candidacy,” he added.