Well, they would know.
Courtesy of TPM:
The son and daughter of a Missouri House candidate are urging people not to vote for him because he regularly espouses racial and homophobic views and dislikes Jews and Muslims.
Steve West, 64, gained attention after winning the August Republican primary for a northwest Missouri House seat when word spread about views he frequently expressed on a radio show.
“I can’t imagine him being in any level of government,” his daughter, Emily West, told The Kansas City Star on Monday.
On Tuesday, her brother, Andy West, told the newspaper his father is “a fanatic” who must be stopped.
“If he gets elected, it would legitimize him,” Andy West said. “Then he would become a state official, and he’s saying that Jews shouldn’t even have civil rights.”
The West children became more concerned when they recently drove through the Clay County district Steve West would represent and saw several yard signs supporting him.
This is the second time in this campaign season that a GOP candidate’s family has come out publicly against them.
The first time was when six of Arizona Representative Paul Gosar’s siblings appeared in a campaign ad against him.
Personally, I think if a candidate’s family is telling you that they suck, you should probably assume that they do indeed suck.