Thu, Jan 26, 2006 at 5:44:22 pm
In today’s edition, the Los Angeles Times gives former Bay Area congressman Paul N. “Pete” McCloskey a broad endorsement, calling him “the best thing that could happen for the district, the state, the nation and possibly the Republican Party:” Grand Old Pete.
But they neglect to mention his links to an infamous Holocaust denial group: Holocaust Denial - A Global Survey: 2003. (Hat tip: nikita.)
Rep. Pete McCloskey spoke at a Tikkun conference in Washington , D.C. in June, and “provided advice on lobbying Congress based on his eight terms in the House.” The Washington Jewish Week, reporting on the event (June 5, 2003), stated: "McCloskey was a puzzling choice of panelist, considering his ties to a group that traffics in Holocaust denial. The former House member spoke at the Institute for Historical Review’s 2000 conference, which also featured David Irving ... An IHR publication quoted McCloskey as telling the 2000 IHR conference, ‘I don’t know if you are right or wrong about the Holocaust,’ but ‘I hope you’ll keep examining history.’ He also wished the group ‘good luck.’