House Majority Whip Steve Scalise entered the new year in a media firestorm after it came to light that he had given a speech at a David Duke-run white supremacist organization back in 2002. And matters only got worse for him when it was reported that he had once referred to himself as “David Duke without the baggage.”
But what’s most astonishing in this ordeal was not the revelation that a single Congressman has white supremacist ties — ugly as that fact may be — but that an entire party has chosen to stand by him as a member of their House Leadership in the aftermath. It’s not something that voters will soon forget.
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