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Green jobs 'czar' signed 'Truther' 2004 'truther' statement

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President Obama’s “green jobs czar” activist Van Jones has been targeted again and again by conservatives for his controversial views and now they’ll have another item to use as fodder.

Mr. Jones signed a statement for 911Truth.org in 2004 demanding an investigation to what the Bush administration may have done that “deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen perhaps as a pretext for war.”

His name is listed with 99 other prominent signatories advocating the investigation on the 911Truth.org website, including Code Pink co-founders Medea Benjamin and Jodi Evans, comedienne Janeane Garofalo, Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney of Georgia and others. He identified as the executive director for the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights on the statement, which he founded before going to the White House.

The statement is available here. Mr. Jones is number 46.

Mike Berger, spokesman for 9/11Truth.org, told the Washington Times over the phone that all of the signers had been verified by their group. He said 9/11Truth.org board members “spoke with each person on the list by phone or through email or individually confirm they hae added their name to that list.”

“I think in most cases they spoke to them personally,” he added. “No one’s name was put on that list without them knowing it.”

Mr. Jones recently landed in hot water when a video surfaced of him calling Republicans a disparaging name at an energy lecture in Berkeley, Calif., last February. He apologized for those remarks in an email to the Politico this week.

 

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Amanda Carpenter

Amanda Carpenter

Amanda Carpenter writes the daily "Hot Button" column for The Washington Times. She was formerly a national political reporter for Townhall.com, the leading online publication for news, opinion and talk. Prior to that, she was a reporter for Human Events. Ms. Carpenter has made numerous media appearances that include segments on the Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, BBC and other ...

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