Is Indiana’s senior United State Senator and former Ambassador to Germany Dan Coats a member of the Ku Klux Klan? That’s the buzz on the Internet and social media according to a group called Operation KKK. They promised, on the anniversary of protests last year in Ferguson, Missouri; to release the names of up to 1,000 alleged members of the Klan. In postings on their website they alleged that four US senators Thom Tillis of North Carolina; John Cornyn of Texas; Johnny Isakson of Georgia and Indiana’s Dan Coats were members of the group. Operation KKK also alleges that several mayors, including Democratic mayors of Knoxville Tennessee; Norfolk Virginia and Mayor Tom Henry of Ft. Wayne, Indiana were KKK members. All those named deny the allegations by Operation KKK.
Senator Coats took to Twitter to vehemently deny the allegations
I asked Senator Coats and his Office for a direct response to the allegations.
Sen. Coats and his team responded:
The Original Group Many Thought Responsible Says It Wasn’t Them:
But many on Twitter aren’t convinced of the Senator’s innocence:
We’ve asked Senator Coats’ office for a more expansive reply and possibly a voice interview. We’ll keep you informed.