Fact check: Ossoff’s false allegations Loeffler ‘campaigns with a clan’

Asked on Wednesday about the recent remarks made by Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler against her Democratic opponent, Rev. Raphael Warnock, made, Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff went and argued Loeffler was campaigning with a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

“[H]Here’s the conclusion, Kelly Loeffler is campaigning with a clan, “Ossoff told Fox News on Wednesday.” Kelly Loeffler is campaigning with a clan, “he repeated,” and so she bends to this cruel personal attacks to divert attention from the fact that she was campaigning with a former member of the Ku Klux Klan. ‘

Ossoff tweeted the Fox News video, which again writes that “Kelly Loeffler campaigned with a clan.”

Facts first: This is false. A former KKK member took a photo with Loeffler while campaigning earlier this month. According to Loeffler’s campaign, the senator does not know who the man is and would have removed him from the event if she had known. It’s not at all the same as ‘campaigning with a clan’ as Ossoff claimed. Politicians regularly take pictures with people they do not know.

The photo, taken during a December 11 campaign, shows Loeffler posing with Chester Doles, a former Ku Klux Klan leader and member of the neo-Nazi National Alliance who was jailed for assault in the 1990s. of a Black Man in Maryland.
After Doles uploaded the image to a Russian social media site, as CNN reported, it spread online elsewhere and was widely criticized by Democrats.
On Dec. 13, Loeffler’s campaign condemned Doles and told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: ‘Kelly had no idea who it was, and if she had, she would have kicked him out right away because we’re all for what he stands for. way condemned. “
CNN reported at the time that there was “no evidence that she recognized Doles or asked for her support.”
The Ossoff campaign recently provided CNN with a Huffington Post article showing several photos of Loeffler on the campaign trail posing as individuals allegedly associated with far-right groups, but these photos do not show Loeffler being with a former member of the KKK as Ossoff. assert. Loeffler’s campaigner told the Huffington Post that the senator “exposes all forms of hatred.”