Thursday, March 19, 2015
Humphreys: Hancock told me Tom Schweich was Jewish
In the days before he shot himself to death, Schweich had talked to various supporters about a whispering campaign that he believed Hancock was spearheading against him labeling him as Jewish.
The Humphreys affidavit reads as follows:
Comes now affiant, David C. Humphreys, first being duly sworn, and on his oath states, to the best of his knowledge and recollection, the following:
1. At or about 3 p.m. on November 24, 2014, John Hancock came to my office at 220 West 4th Street in Joplin, Missouri.
2. I understood Mr. Hancock's purpose for meeting with me to be an attempt to raise funds for developing a modern, up-to-date voter database for use by the Missouri Republican Party.
3. In the course of our conversation, Mr. Hancock made what were in my opinion negative comments about State Auditor Thomas Schweich.
4. Although I do not recall the exact words Mr. Hancock used, he said words to the effect, "Well, you know he (Tom Schweich) is Jewish.
5. The meaning I took from Mr. Hancock's statement and tone of his comments was clear. He (Tom Schweich) is Jewish--in case you didn't know--and that being Jewish is a negative attribute for Tom Schweich's gubernatorial race.
6. Immediately after the meeting ended I walked into an associate's office and said to her words to the effect; "I just finished a meeting with John Hancock. I am not going to tell you why and I am not going to tell you what he said, but I do not want us giving Hancock any money for any reason."