A neo-Nazi Republican who’s running for U.S. Senate in California was ejected from a state GOP convention over the weekend.
Patrick Little, 33, who has said he hopes to form a government “free from Jews” and recently told Newsweek that he admires Adolf Hitler, tried to attend the convention at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina on Saturday, even though the state Republican Party had banned him from doing so. As he was escorted from the premises, Little was kicking and dragging an Israeli flag on the ground, according to GOP consultant Luis Alvarado.
Little, who says he just got out of the Marine Corps and has been openly seeking endorsements from white supremacists like former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke, is running to unseat Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a popular Democrat, who has set her sights on a fourth term in office. A recent poll showed Little with 18 percent of public support, making him the top-ranking Republican running for Feinstein’s seat, and the second-most-popular candidate overall. The same poll, conducted by Survey USA for Eyewitness News and Southern California News Group, showed Feinstein with a strong lead of 39 percent.
The state GOP has condemned Little’s candidacy and said his platform does not reflect the values of California Republicans, which have so far failed to run a viable candidate of their own against Feinstein.
The primary for the Senate race is June 5. California has a “jungle primary” system, meaning the two top vote-getters qualify for the general election, regardless of party. Other polls have been less generous to Little, suggesting instead that Feinstein’s main competitor come November will be Democrat Kevin de Leon, a California state senator.
Little posted a video on his campaign website of himself standing outside the convention center after he was removed.
“The Republican Party, GOP of California, is nothing but zionist stooges,” Little said, before spitting on an Israeli flag. “Vote for me on June 5 in California and I will remove the Jewish supremacists and zionists from our government. And I’ll make America great again.”