MISSOURI: Daughter Pleads With Voters, Don’t Elect My Anti-Gay, Racist, Anti-Semitic Republican Father

The Kansas City Star reports:

Emily West has a message for voters in Missouri House District 15. Don’t vote for her dad. “I can’t imagine him being in any level of government,” she told The Star on Monday.

Her dad is Steve West, 64, the Republican candidate for the Missouri General Assembly who made headlines after winning the GOP primary in August when word spread about his radio show and website through which he regularly espoused an array of bigotry including homophobia, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and outright racism.

“A lot of his views are just very out there,” Emily West said. “He’s made multiple comments that are racist and homophobic and how he doesn’t like the Jews.” The Missouri Republican Party issued a statement in August saying that West’s “shocking and vile comments do not reflect the position of the Missouri Republican Party or indeed of any decent individual.”

The elder West last appeared on JMG in August after declaring “Hitler was right” on his local radio show. And that was before he won his primary.