Republican senators Thom Tills (NC), Dan Coates (IN), John Cornyn (TX) and Johnny Isakson (GA) have all been outed by an Anonymous document dump that is seeking to reveal the identities of 1,000 members of the KKK and other affiliated racial hate groups.
On October 27th, Anonymous vowed to out the names of 1,000 members of the KKK or affiliated racial hate groups, “The aim of this operation is digital. Another cyber war trist, nothing more. We are not violent. We will release, to the global public, the identities of up to 1000 klan members, Ghoul Squad affiliates and other close associates of various factions of the Ku Klux Klan across the Unites States.”
The group has made good on their threat by listing four Republican senators and five mayors who they say are involved with the KKK:
1.United States Senator From North Carolina: Thomas Tillis aka Thom Tillis: Age 55: Wife Susan Tillis, Both living in: Cornelius, North Carolina.Known KKK Affiliated group:United Northern and Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Thornton.
2.United States Senator From Texas: John Cornyn: Age 63: Wife Sandy Cornyn, Both living in: Austin,Texas: Known KKK Affiliated Group: United White Knights Of The Ku Klux Klan.
3.United States Senator From Georgia: John Hardy Isakson: Age 70: Wife Dianne Davison: Both Living in: Marietta, Georgia. Known KKK Affiliated Group: Original Knight Riders Of the KKK.
4.United States Senator From Indiana: Dan Coats: age 72: Wife Marsha Coats, Both living in: Fort Wayne,Indiana. Known KKK Affiliated Group:United Northern and Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan
If true, this is a devastating exposure of the racism that has long been suspected of running wild within the Republican Party. The racist treatment that President Obama has endured during his time in office along with the success of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has provided ample evidence of the race-based feelings of many people who vote Republican. But until now, there has not been any evidence that there was more behind the Republican efforts than an ugly political strategy.
If Anonymous has the evidence to prove these allegations, it will shake American politics to its core. The operation by Anonymous has attracted the attention of Fox News, which means that it is on the radar of the Republican Party. From a political perspective, any evidence that these senators are involved with the KKK would be devastating for the Republican Party in a presidential election year.
The story is still developing, but Anonymous could make the worst fears of the Republican Party come true while doing a public service by exposing the racist elements at the highest levels of political power.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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