David Duke To GOP: Treat Scalise Fairly Or I’ll Reveal Everyone We Met
[su_right_ad]David Duke is warning the Republican Party that if they punish Steve Scalise for having addressed a white supremacist group, he’ll reveal all the politicians he’s met with.
After Duke confirmed yesterday that he knew Scalise and thought he was a “fine family man,” Duke, famous in Louisiana politics for almost getting elected to high office despite being open about his history of white supremacy, told Fusion that Scalise wasn’t his only buddy (who he met “several times”). In fact, he knows lots of people in the Louisiana congressional delegation, people who reeeeallly don’t want to be publicly associated with him.
Overall, Duke was rather flabbergasted by the new focus on Scalise. He said he has hosted both Democratic and Republican legislators at everything from conferences to his children’s birthday parties. He said he has met with Democratic legislators at least 50 times in his political life.
And he delivered a warning to both Republicans and Democrats: Treat Scalise fairly, and don’t try to make political hay out of the situation. Or he said he would be inclined to release a list of names of all the politicians — both Republicans and Democrats — with whom he has ties.
“If Scalise is going to be crucified — if Republicans want to throw Steve Scalise to the woods, then a lot of them better be looking over their shoulders,” Duke said.