Skip to comments.In a Bitter Kentucky GOP Primary, Candidates Trade Charges of Racism
Posted on 06/22/2020 4:27:45 AM PDT by RandFan
... As Representative Thomas Massie fights to hold off a Republican opponent and defend his seat in a deeply conservative and overwhelmingly white district in northeastern Kentucky, race has become a central line of attack in the increasingly bitter contest, with both candidates accusing each other of bigoted views.
Mr. Massie was the first to broach the subject in April, when he shared a series of Twitter posts and articles that contained racist and anti-immigrant tropes written by his challenger, Todd McMurtry. After The New York Times reported on the material, Republican leaders who had backed Mr. McMurtry renounced him.
Now Mr. McMurtry, who has never disavowed the posts but has since deleted them, is portraying Mr. Massie as the racist in the contest. Less than two weeks before the election, in what has become the most expensive Republican House primary in Kentuckys history, Mr. McMurtry has seized on a charged moment as protesters across the nation call for systematic change to address discrimination against black Americans. The unrest has gripped the congressional district, which is 92 percent white and includes the suburbs of Louisville, where Breonna Taylor, a black woman, was shot and killed by the police in her home during a drug raid.
I have personally seen photographs of Congressman Massie flying the Confederate flag over his Kentucky home, Mr. McMurtry told a local news outlet in one interview of several he has done recently on the topic. So him attacking me as a racist is pretty ironic.
The charge, confirmed in photographs Mr. Massie posted to his blog in the summer of 2006, comes as lawmakers and organizations across the country including NASCAR, the Army and Congress are discussing banning or replacing symbols of the Confederacy, including flags, statues and military bases honoring Confederate figures.
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Come on Massie!
I’ve donated to Massie’s campaign and I live in Florida! This good man is but one of only two that vote 100% of the time to follow the Constitution and his oath.
This showboating jerk has been a fighting against Trump lately .
Lets hope he loses .
Using the NY slimes .
Nothing lower .
This ‘GOPer’ was a Hillary supporter
Latest polls has Massie ahead by an overwhelming number, something like 72% to 11. NYT=Fake News.
What Republican brings up the confederate flag as an issue in the Primary?
People that think the Confederate flag is an issue in 2020 don’t vote for republicans, morons.
Yup, the ole race card will be flying off the shelves in these elections!! If you vote republican, you are a Racists!!! The new game: “YOU MIGHT BE A RACISTS IF - - - - -” and no, Jeff Foxworthy ain’t the guest host. No, some liberal slime ball bum will be.
The article was before the poll and when people actually believed this guy had a chance...
He should be OK >>> a lot of MONEY and resources spent which could have been spent elsewhere all so they can try and unseat Massie.
Hes also a trial lawyer, which means two things: (1) hes a disingenuous liar by trade (see comment above about his anti-Trump history), and (2) this country would be better off with a child molester or an arsonist in Congress.
Millions unemployed and this jackass plays games .
Take him out Kentucky .
Massie is a third rare grandstander .
This guy like regular folks suffer and starve while he plays games .
Remove him .
He was gravely mistaken.
Massie is a solid conservative in the House. Why do you want to remove him for someone who said the Army should remove Trump from office!
Two terrible options .
Typical Gop idiot party stuff .
Two terrible options .
Massie is a Cold nasty soul for voting against Benefits for millions forced into furloughs or unemployment .
An evil showboater .
Where you laid off due to this over blown phony virus thing ?
Millions were including many posters here .
He voted for the first $15 billion bill.
He voted against the trillion dollar one because it contained a Democrat wish list and he was correct.
Trump is frequently wrong about people.
He hired Bolton.
He hired Gen. Kelly.
He endorsed McCain, Romney and Grahamnesty.
Ill give Trump a pass here because hes the biggest grandstander Ive ever seen.
YOU dont get a pass, though. Getting on this website and shilling for an establishment GOP jackass in a primary battle against one of the most principled House conservatives in my lifetime has exposed you as a fraud.
Get your facts straight, you moron. Massie voted FOR the bill that was the subject of Trumps rant.
I live in the district, Trump is wrong about Massie. From the beginning of his political career Massie has been consistanly small government, less tax, little or no regulation libertarian. He first ran for county judge to stop the county from imposing zoning laws on his mostly rural county.
Im a lawyer, and know McMurtry. Typical stuffed shirt do nothing.
He represents the Covington Catholic kid, just got a chunk of change from the CNN settlement.
We want Massie. Hes the old school republican small gubment, little or no regulation guy. Check his voting record, 100% 2nd Amendment and libertarian.
We need more Massies, we have too many McMurtry lying lawyers
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