Election 1944: Brownell links Truman and Klan (10-24-44)

The Pittsburgh Press (October 24, 1944)


Brownell links Truman and Klan

New York (UP) –
Republican National Chairman Herbert Brownell Jr. today charged that Democratic vice-presidential nominee Harry S. Truman, in a recent statement on the candidacy of a Los Angeles Democrat for Congress, had “figuratively embraced the Ku Klux Klan.”

Mr. Brownell quoted Mr. Truman as saying in Los Angeles, on Oct. 16, that if Hal Styles, Democratic Congressional nominee, is “one of ours, I am for him.”