The man who runs the congressional committee looking into the “insurrection” of January 6 at the U.S. Capitol was himself an insurrectionist in his salad days.
Reporting at his Just The News website, John Solomon has disclosed Representative Bennie Thompson, the Mississippi Democrat, sympathized with a radical secessionist group called the Republic of New Africa that not only killed cops but also threatened “warfare” against the United States.
Nor had he cut ties with the group’s members as late as 2013, Solomon reported. That means the Democrats placed a known, anti-American subversive and revolutionary, posing as a patriot, in a position of power.
……“As a young African-American alderman in a small Mississippi community in 1971, Thompson placed himself on the opposite side, openly sympathizing with a secessionist group known as the Republic of New Africa and participating in a news conference blaming law enforcement for instigating clashes with the group that led to the killings of a police officer and the wounding of an FBI agent,” Solomon wrote.
The FBI — when it still defended the country against its enemies, not the country’s enemies against its people — warned that RNA members were “threatening ‘guerrilla warfare’ against the United States.”
The group was around as late as 2013, when Thompson “openly campaigned on behalf of the group’s former vice president to be mayor of Mississippi’s largest city.”
Former G-Men tipped off Solomon about Thompson and RNA, which was founded in 1968 in Detroit, “where its first major run-in with police led to the fatal shooting of an officer in 1969. Its members were charged with the killing but acquitted,” Solomon wrote. “Thompson was never linked to the shooting.”
Two years later, the group moved to Bolton, Mississippi, Thompson’s hometown, “with an adjunct headquarters in the capital city of Jackson, Miss., where RNA members threatened to renounce their U.S. citizenship and create a separate New Africa country in the U.S. Southeast.”
When authorities arrested RNA members who were involved with a fugitive who had stolen a car, Thompson accused police of trying “to stop the Republic from building its community.”
“Thompson suggested the group be left alone if it was law abiding,” Solomon reported….
……Thompson remained fiercely loyal to some of its (RNA) members for decades. For example, when former RNA vice president Chokwe Lumumba ran for mayor of Jackson, Mississippi in 2013, Thompson recorded a campaign ad supporting Lumumba’s candidacy. After Lumumba won the mayoral election, Thompson officiated at his installation ceremony.
When Lumumba subsequently died in 2014, just months after taking office, Thompson lamented: “I am deeply saddened by the death of my friend, Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. I have known Mayor Lumumba since 1974. One of the reasons I was so public about my support for the Mayor was that I believed once people got to know the real Chokwe Lumumba, they would find him to be an extremely bright, caring, and humble individual. His election as Mayor and very short term in office demonstrated exactly that.”
……When Republican Congressman Peter King in 2012 sought to convene the fifth in his series of hearings on the dangers of Muslim radicalization, Thompson insisted that Islamic terrorism was no longer something to be feared, given that Osama bin Laden, Anwar Al-Awlaki, and Samir Khan had been killed. “Despite a changing world which requires us to look forward, this [King’s] committee seems to want to look back,” said Thompson.
When interviewed on an April 27, 2014 “New Nation of Islam” webcast, Thompson, who views America as a nation rife with intractable white racism, declared himself to be a strong supporter of affirmative action as a means of “trying to level the playing field” in the academic and business worlds.
……Thompson disparaged conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, an African American, as an “Uncle Tom” and “a lackey for Antonin Scalia.” “When I look at decisions he’s been part of on that Court,” said the Mississippi Democrat, “its almost to the point to say this man [Thomas] doesn’t even like black people. He doesn’t like being black.” Thompson cited, in particular, Justice Thomas’s opposition to affirmative action as evidence of his anti-black bias.
……When the Daily Caller in February 2018 contacted Thompson and a number of his fellow Congressional Black Caucus members to ask if they would be willing to publicly denounce the notoriously anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, Thompson was one of 20 who not only declined to denounce him, but refused even to issue any comment at all regarding Farrakhan’s incendiary rhetoric.
And just think, this piece of shit is also chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. That should raise considerable alarm. He has no business being anywhere near a government office.
His sole purpose, along with his Dem comrades, is to inflict a leftwing authoritarian crackdown against people they disagree with politically; patriots who are fed up with the hallowed halls of corruption.