A major Democratic Party donor was caught on camera at a fundraiser comparing Black Republicans to Jews helping Nazis during the Holocaust.
Project Veritas, a conservative group that conducts undercover investigative reports to expose misconduct, secretly recorded a conversation between one of its undercover reporters and Benjamin and Leah Barber at a September fundraiser for North Carolina's Democratic Senate candidate Deborah Ross. The Barbers are also major donors to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
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In the video, Ross compared voter ID laws to racist Jim Crow laws in the South before the civil rights movement. The video then shows the conversation with the Barbers.
"It doesn't make sense," Leah Barber said about African Americans who support Republicans. "You're voting against your self-interest. In the name of change, what is the change that they want to see?"
Benjamin Barber then used an analogy of the Sonderkommandos, work units in Nazi death camps, usually composed of Jewish males, forced to dispose of bodies from the gas chambers. They did not assist with the killings themselves.
"Do you know the Sonderkommandos?" Benjamin Barber asked the Project Veritas journalist. "Jewish guards who, in effect, helped murder Jews in the camps so they could live a little longer."
"So, there were even Jews who were helping the Nazis murder Jews," he continued.
"Same thing?" the Project Veritas journalist asked.
"So blacks who are sort of helping the other side are seriously fucked in the head," Benjamin Barber said. "They're only helping the enemy who want to destroy them."
"Maybe thinking that if I help them maybe it'll be different, maybe I'd get off okay or somehow I'd save my race by working for the murders," he added.
Project Veritas showed the video to some religious leaders and others in the black community who were shocked by the contents of the video.