Patrick Little, a self-described “pro-white” candidate and the leading Republican candidate running to unseat Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), has been denounced by the California GOP after he admired Hitler, denied the Holocaust happened and called for a country “free from Jews.”
“Mr. Little has never been an active member of our party. I do not know Mr. Little and I am not familiar with his positions,” Matt Fleming, communications director for the California Republican Party, told Newsweek. “But in the strongest terms possible, we condemn 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.”
Little reportedly said in an interview with Newsweek on Monday that he admired Adolf Hitler, adding that if Hitler were more religious, then he would view him as “the second coming of Christ.”
Little also denied that millions of Jews were killed in the Holocaust.
The Hill added:
Little topped other Republican candidates in a poll released late last month, with 18 percent support of the vote. Feinstein received 39 percent, coming in first in the poll.
Democrat Kevin de León, the outgoing California Senate President pro tem and thought to be Feinstein’s greatest competition, only polled at 8 percent, according to CBS News San Francisco.
California primaries operate on a “jungle primary” system, in which candidates from all parties compete in a single primary. The top two vote-getters then advance to the November general election.