David Duke Praises Steve Scalise
In a comment to The Huffington Post, white nationalist and former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke called the Republican congressman “a fine family man and a good person.
Duke was responding to a recently unearthed story that revealed Scalise had given a keynote address at a 2002 event hosted by the neo-Nazi’s white supremacist group.
While Scalise’s office first said they were not sure if the congressman had spoken at the event, they admitted Monday that he had but does not endorse the group’s message. “He has never been affiliated with the abhorrent group in question,” spokeswoman Moira Bagley told the Washington Post. “The hate-fueled ignorance and intolerance that group projects is in stark contradiction to what Mr. Scalise believes and practices as a father, a husband, and a devoted Catholic.”[su_csky_ad]