GOP Candidate’s Daughter Warns Voters Not To Vote For Her ‘Anti-Semitic’ Dad: ‘I Can’t Imagine Him In Government’
This week, Emily West, daughter of Republican candidate seeking a seat in the Missouri General Assembly Steve West, came out and spoke out against her father as she urged voters not to vote for him because of his anti-Semitic views.
The Kansas City Star reported on Tuesday that Emily West has been telling voters in Missouri’s House District 15 that they should not vote for her father, claiming that, “I can’t imagine him being in any level of government.”
Steve West has been known for spreading anti-Semitic conspiracies on his radio show. He once accused Jewish doctors of trading on the pain and suffering of children at the famous St. Jude’s Hospital.
“St. Judes hospital, they’re cancer research,” he said. “They’re getting kids sick through vaccines and other means, and they are torturing them with these anti-cancer drugs. The St. Jude’s Hospital — it makes me sick how they are are suffering, and all for a little PR for the Jewish cabal.”
According to his daughter, his views are offensive and way outside the mainstream.
“A lot of his views are just very out there. He’s made multiple comments that are racist and homophobic and how he doesn’t like the Jews,” she explained, adding that she became concerned after seeing yard signs boosting her dad’s election run.
“I think it’s just insane that people are putting out his signs,” she stated. “You see his signs everywhere. I don’t understand how people can put out his signs knowing the comments that he’s made.”
Emily said that she went up to her father and urged him to drop out of the race, but he refused.
“I asked him to drop out and said, ‘I think it’s a really bad idea that you’re running and I don’t think this is going to end well for you,’” she said. “And he told me that this is what his life has been about and that everything in his life has come to this moment and it’s the most important thing. And I said, ‘OK, then I don’t want to talk to you. I don’t want you to be a part of my life.’ And I haven’t talked to him since.”