By  Maya Sweedler – The L.A.Times

Rep. Steve Knight’s campaign on Thursday took down an advertisement featuring a local veteran who regularly posts racist, anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic comments on social media, a day after the congressman’s camp said it would not remove the political spot.

The ad was no longer displayed on the home page of Knight’s campaign website or on his Facebook page. …

The Los Angeles office for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim civil rights group, said it was “unbelievable” that a congressman would embrace the support of an overt bigot, especially in light of recent deadly attacks, including one that killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

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