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Sun Jul 8, 2018, 06:24 AM

Another gop candidate nut job..

Don't know anything about Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties..
Are they intelligent enough to recognize flim flam? Outright lies?
Xenophobia? Is this idiot pandering to an audience it knows well?
The lieing bastard in the white house, you know..the one with the
same type of nonsensical psycho babble...just dropped a large
pile of brown and smelly in their and all americuns lap...Can't
these voters see the similarities? The insanity?

Kansas GOP candidate: 'Outside of Western civilization, there is only barbarism'

A Kansas state senator vying for Congress is standing by inflammatory comments he made this month at a Leavenworth County Republican Party meeting.

"Outside Western civilization, there is only barbarism," said Steve Fitzgerald, who is one of seven GOP candidates running in the 2nd congressional district primary.

Fitzgerald's comments were first reported by CNN on Saturday. A "Democratic operative" provided audio from a 30-minute speech Fitzgerald gave July 2.

"Iím fairly plainspoken," Fitzgerald told The Star Saturday. "I think the story speaks for itself."

He criticized CNN for quoting him out of context but did not dispute the accuracy of the comments.

"Our Judeo-Christian ethic is what is civilization," Fitzgerald said at the meeting. "And that is what is under attack here and abroad. It also goes by a different name. Christendom. It's under attack. And even speaking about it can bring you under attack. It has brought me under attack."

Fitzgerald is vying for the Republican nomination in a race to replace U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, who is retiring. The primary is Aug. 7.

Fitzgerald's current district as a state senator covers parts of Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties.

At the meeting, he also doubled down on earlier remarks he made comparing abortion to the Holocaust.

In response, a group of rabbis with the Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City demanded he stop comparing the slaughter of millions by Nazis to abortion.

"We demand that you cease immediately making these offensive and divisive comparisons to the Holocaust for political purposes, and to find different language to discuss abortion, out of respect for the millions of victims of the Nazi Holocaust," the group wrote.

The Kansas Republican Party made the same demand, CNN reported.

On Saturday, Fitzgerald said that Nazi Germany, a Western society, was a "deviation" from Western civilization's norms.

Last year, an anonymous person submitted a donation to Planned Parenthood in Fitzgerald's name. Fitzgerald lashed out, saying he felt it was as bad as or worse than being associated with the concentration camp Dachau.

Asked about his analogy, Fitzgerald first denied he was likening abortion to the Holocaust, then acknowledged he was "making a reference," before again invoking the Ho

Read more here: https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article214505779.html#storylink=cpy

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