Burr Campaign Calls On Deborah Ross To Denounce Racially Charged Comments Used At Her Fundraiser & Return Money Raised
Raleigh, NC — Following the release of a disturbing video from a recent Deborah Ross fundraiser, the Burr campaign is calling for Deborah Ross to denounce the hateful, racially charged rhetoric used at her campaign fundraiser and return the money she raised from the New York City fundraising event in question.
The Carolina Journal story below details the comments made by Ross donor Benjamin Barber during a New York City fundraiser Ross held in late September.
Carolina Journal: Video: Ross Supporter Compares Black GOP Voters To Jews Who Helped Nazis
A tape from Project Veritas Action shows a Democratic donor, who has given money to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton among other Democrats, comparing African-American Republican voters to Jews who helped the Nazis during World War II.
The donor, academic Benjamin Barber, made the comments to a reporter during a fundraiser attended by North Carolina U.S. Senate nominee Deborah Ross on Sept. 19 in New York City. Ross is running against two-term incumbent U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, a Republican.
“Have you heard of Sonderkommandos?” Barber asks.
“So there were even Jews that were helping the Nazis murder Jews!” he says in the video. The dialogue was also recounted in a news release from PVA, a self-described investigative reporting organization that has released other surreptitiously obtained videos of candidates, office-holders, and government employees.
In the PVA release, Barber asks, “So blacks who are helping the other side are seriously f***ed in the head. … They’re only helping the enemy who will destroy them. Maybe they think, ‘if I help them we’ll get along OK; somehow I’ll save my race by working with the murderers.’”