Former entertainer Harry Belefonte lashed out at the Koch Brothers this weekend during a campaign stop in New York City. The committed socialist compared the conservative brothers to the Ku Klux Klan and called them “evil men” and “white supremacists.”
The Koch brothers are liberty-minded capitalists and supporters of the Tea Party.
Talking Points Memo reported:
At a church service he attended while campaigning for Democratic New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, Belafonte said the Tea-Party-supporting moguls are flooding the country with money. He suggested the brothers have also started to “buy their way in” to New York City politics, starting with the medical care system.
“Already we have lost 14 states in this union to the most corrupt group of citizens I’ve ever known,” the 87-year-old singer said, as quoted by the New York Post. “They make up the heart and the thinking in the minds of those who would belong to the Ku Klux Klan. They are white supremacists. They are men of evil. They have names.”
“The Koch brothers, that’s their name,” he added.