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Fact check: Ossoff’s false claims Loeffler ‘has been campaigning with a klansman’

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#When asked #Wednesday about recent remarks #Republican #Sen. #Kelly #Loeffler made against her #Democratic opponent, #Rev. #Raphael #Warnock, #Democratic candidate #Jon #Ossoff went on the offensive, claiming #Loeffler was campaigning with a member of the #Ku #Klux #Klan.

“[H]ere’s the bottom line, #Kelly #Loeffler has been campaigning with a klansman,” #Ossoff told #Fox #News #Wednesday. “#Kelly #Loeffler has been campaigning with a klansman,” he repeated, “and so she is stooping to these vicious personal attacks to distract from the fact that she’s been campaigning with a former member of the #Ku #Klux #Klan.”

#Ossoff tweeted the video from #Fox #News, writing again that “#Kelly #Loeffler campaigned with a klansman.”
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#Facts #First: #This is false. A former member of the KKK took a photo with #Loeffler while she was campaigning earlier this month. #Loeffler’s campaign said the senator did not know who the man was and would have removed him from the event had she known. #This is not, at all, the same as “campaigning with a klansman,” as #Ossoff claimed. #Politicians often take pictures with people they don’t know.

The photo, taken at a #December 11 campaign event, shows #Loeffler posing with #Chester #Doles, a former #Ku #Klux #Klan leader and member of the neo-Nazi #National #Alliance who was sentenced to prison in the 1990s for assaulting a #Black man in #Maryland.
#After #Doles uploaded the image on a #Russian social media site, as CNN reported, it spread elsewhere online and was widely criticized by #Democrats.
#On #December 13, #Loeffler’s campaign condemned #Doles, telling the #Atlanta #Journal-Constitution, “#Kelly had no idea who that was, and if she had she would have kicked him out immediately because we condemn in the most vociferous terms everything that he stands for.”
CNN reported at the time there was “no evidence she recognized #Doles or sought his support.”
The #Ossoff campaign provided CNN with a recent #Huffington #Post article showing several pictures of #Loeffler on the campaign trail posing with individuals allegedly associated with far-right wing groups but these photos do not demonstrate that #Loeffler campaigned with a former member of the KKK, as #Ossoff alleged. #Loeffler’s campaign told the #Huffington #Post that the senator “denounces all forms of hate.”

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https://edition.cnn.com/2020/12/31/politics/ossoff-loeffler-kkk-fact-check/index.html

##Fact #check ##Ossoffs #false #claims ##Loeffler #campaigning #klansman

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