Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) was left visibly stunned on the air Tuesday when CNN anchor Jake Tapper confronted him about his support for bigoted hate figure Louis Farrakhan.
“Obviously, you used to follow somebody who continually expressed sexist, anti-LGBTQ, and anti-Semitic bigotry, Louis Farrakhan,” Tapper said.
Watch the epic takedown below:
Ellison responded, “I would disagree with that.”
Tapper refused to let the Democrat off the hook, asking him to explain which part of his statement was incorrect.
“Well, you’re decrying bigotry and Louis Farrakhan is a pretty clear bigot,” Tapper added.
Ellison said he “agreed” that Farrakhan is a bigot, but argued Tapper was going to a “false equivalency.” Clearly, the Democrat was planning on bashing Trump, not defending himself for supporting bigotry.
When Ellison attempted to downplay his association with Farrakhan, Tapper pounced with a live fact-check.
“You were a follower of Farrakhan’s, sir,” Tapper said.
“That’s not true, Jake,” Ellison responded.
Make no mistake, despite Ellison's denials, the Democrat has undeniable ties to the anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
At the end of the segment, Tapper then correctly noted that even the Washington Post gave him “Four Pinocchios” for claiming he had no relationship with Farrakhan. The fact made Ellison even more uncomfortable.
“That’s wrong,” Ellison claimed. “They were wrong.”