Media Matters reported on Tuesday that since advancing to the November election, Fitzgerald appeared on a podcast hosted by a vocal neo-Nazi who has claimed Hitler was “the greatest thing that’s happened to Western civilization.” On that podcast, the GOP candidate alleged “Jewish control and supremacy” and also vowed to expose “the truth about the Holocaust and how it’s an absolute fabricated lie.”
Fitzgerald’s two most recent news posts on his campaign website are one entitled “Why Are Powerful Jews Pushing Mass-Immigration And Forced-Multiculturalism Throughout The U.S. And Europe?” and another lamenting the decline of civility.
ERIC HANANOKI // A GOP congressional candidate in California has been appearing on neo-Nazi podcasts – John Fitzgerald, an anti-Semite who is running as a Republican for California’s 11th Congressional District seat, has been appearing on neo-Nazi podcasts and falsely claiming that the Holocaust is a “lie.”
Fitzgerald came in second with 23 percent of the total vote in the June 5 top-two primary and will face off against incumbent Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) in the November election.
Fitzgerald writes on his campaign site that the “911 attacks were used as the catalyst by Jewish elements within our Government and Israel’s, to implement the PNAC Doctrine (1999) which called for a ‘catastrophic and catalyzing event– like a new Pearl Harbor’ to both galvanize support from the American people and to make regime changes” (italics in original) throughout the world. He also writes: “I hope all of you ask yourselves why JEWS are primarily behind the push of multiculturalism, diversity and inclusiveness throughout the United States, Europe and other once predominantly white nations of the world and WHY many of our politicians allowing them to do so has led to rape and crime epidemics in its aftermath.”
The California Republican Party and the Republican Jewish Coalition released a statement in May condemning Fitzgerald and rejecting any support for him.