Two of Missouri Republican Steve West's three children told a local newspaper this week that voters shouldn't send their dad to the state legislature, saying he is racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic, NBC News reported.
"He must be stopped," Andy West told the Kansas City Star. "His ideology is pure hatred."
The newspaper had previously compiled a long list of offensive comments Steve West made on his radio show, YouTube channel and website.
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But West, who's running for the Missouri House's 15th District, told NBC News that he is not biased against Jews, racist or homophobic, and said his ex-wife "poisoned" his children during an "extremely toxic divorce."