Missouri GOP moves to toss 'honorary' member of Ku Klux Klan from governor's race

March 01, 2024

In the picture, the candidate, Darrell Leon McClanahan III, is seen apparently saluting alongside a hooded man in Klan robes. “The Missouri Republican Party has been made aware that Darrell Leon McClanahan III filed for Governor as a Republican despite his affiliation with the Ku Klux Klan, which fundamentally contradicts our party’s values and platform,” the party said in a post on X Thursday. McClanahan said he “did attend in 2019 a private religious Christian Identity Cross lighting ceremony falsely described as a cross burning” in the ADL article. “Plaintiff believed this was an unjust sentence” because a “Black Defendant” was sentenced to the same amount of time for manslaughter. Republicans are heavily expected to hold on to the governorship of Missouri after the departure of Gov.