Jun 15, 2017

Victim of Assassination Attempt, Rep. Scalise, Was Linked with White Supremacist from Louisiana

In 2014, anti-racst voices rightfully mocked Scalsie claim the
GOP leader didn't know David Duke is a white supremacist
(Huffington Post)
Amid calls for unity following the attempted assassination of Republican congressional members, come reports noting Rep. Steve Scalise publicly addressed the white supremacist and KKK-linked gathering, the David Duke-led European-American Unity and Rights Conference in 2014, headed by a former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, (Reuters), (MSNBC- 2014).

The Southern Poverty Law Center notes Duke is "most recognizable figure of the American radical right, a neo-Nazi, longtime Klan leader and now international spokesman for Holocaust denial." 

Duke is currently online defending Scalise against what he terms "Vile, Anti-White Media Hatred"on Duke's website.

The same year Scalise addressed the European-American Unity and Rights Conference, 2014, Scalise was elected House Republican Party Whip, (CNN).

As Republican Party leaders call for unity, it behooves them to explain that this means all Americans, and not just European-white Americans working together against ethnic minorities.

Meanwhile, a Wisconsin Republican state legislator, Jesse Kremer, says criticism and parody of Donald Trump made the assassination attempt "predictable," (Democurmudgeon), (Associated Press).

Trump continued the Republican Party's message of racial taunts and racist dog whistles in campaign 2016 carrying whites by a 21-point margin, (Pew Center, Independent).

Until Republican Party leaders renounce and reverse their white supremacist message and platforms, their calls for unity ring as hollow as a Republican complaint about the availability of the weapon the attempted assassin used for his rampage.

Whites flocked to Donald Trump and his message of white supremacy

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