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Sponsor Of State Sanctuary Cities Ban Appears On Radio Show Hosted By Promoter Of "White Power"

Apr 22, 2017

State Representative Candice Keller
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A Republican state lawmaker says she wouldn't have promoted her proposed Ohio ban of "sanctuary cities" on a radio show if she'd known that its host advocates white culture and power.

State Representative Candice Keller says she wasn't aware of Brian "Sonny" Thomas' views before appearing as a guest on his show in February. The first-term lawmaker says she learned of Thomas' views only recently on social media. Thomas routinely promotes the advancement of whites on Twitter. He rejects critics' labeling of him as a "white supremacist." Keller's bill would define and outlaw sanctuary jurisdictions and declare sanctuary policies protecting immigrants in the country illegally contrary to federal law and state interests. City officials violating the ban could face legal recourse.