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Rep. Andy Harris condemns white supremacy, says he didn't know 'previous associations' of man he met with

Rep. Andy Harris condemns white supremacy, says he didn't know 'previous associations' of man he met with

WASHINGTON — Rep. Andy Harris said he was unaware of Chuck Johnson’s "previous associations" before meeting recently with the right-wing figure, who was banned from Twitter after the site said he threatened Baltimore civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson.

“I am unaware of his previous associations, but we had a discussion involving his business with genetic sequencing," Harris, a Baltimore County Republican, said Thursday in an emailed statement. "Of course, I disavow and condemn white supremacy and anti-Semitism.”

Johnson, who has...

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