Failed GOP gubernatorial candidate blames Israel for Sandy Hook shooting on Iranian television
By Julian Pecquet
12/18/12 01:02 PM ET
A one-time Republican candidate for governor of Arizona blamed Israeli “death squads” for the Sandy Hook shooting during an appearance on Iran’s state-run Press TV Tuesday.
Michael Harris came in third place in the 2006 Republican primary, which Len Munsil won before falling to Democrat Janet Napolitano. He is now the Phoenix-based financial editor of Veterans Today, a conspiracy-minded “military and foreign affairs journal” whose editorial board includes former Pakistani and Russian spies.
“I want to remind you of the Norway shooting of Mr. Breivik, which followed a week after Norway had agreed to support Palestine,” Harris told Press TV. “Now you look at Israel just lost their bid to thwart Palestine from being recognized by the United Nations and now here we go, here is a revenge killing in the U.S., sponsored by Israel, that killed all these innocent children and that is something that Israelis do very, very well. …"
Adding to The Hill’s detail that Harris placed third in the 2006 AZ R Gubernatorial Primary, Harris got nearly 19K votes out of the nearly 232K votes cast. I’ll leave the math to the terminally curious, but that means Harris got significantly less than 10% of the vote. Whether his antisemitic lunacy was known at the time is something I do not know. Calling Harris a fruitcake or a nutjob would be an insult to fruitcakes and nutjobs!