Two adult children of Steve West — Republican candidate for the Missouri House’s 15th District — say voters should not elect their father, The Kansas City Star reports.
In comments published Tuesday, Emily and Andy West condemned their father’s ideology, which Andy described as “pure hatred … totally insane.”
Emily West told the paper that her father has “made multiple comments that are racist and homophobic and how he doesn’t like the Jews.” In comments to the Star, Andy West said his father was not a violent man but that he shared the “same objective” as those who commit anti-Semitic violence: “That objective is the removal of Jews from America. And certainly, if somebody who is already unstable gets the kind of message that he’s preaching, it’s all bad.”
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