A Republican candidate for an Illinois Congress seat openly denied the Holocaust during an interview on CNNNews Day on Thursday.

Arthur Jones, who is reportedly a former leader of the American Nazi Party, is running unopposed and believes the Holocaust is “scam” and said on air: “You Jews media, you’ve gone absolutely nuts.”

Carrying out the interview was anchor Alisyn Camerota, who pushed Mr Jones to clarify his views.

Pointing to his campaign website, where he states that the idea six million Jewish people were killed by the Nazis is the “biggest, blackest, lie in history,” the host asked:

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