House Majority Whip Scalise Says He Didn’t Know He Was Speaking at a David Duke-Sponsored Event

This is me, not buying it for one microsecond
Politics • Views: 35,083

Remember folks, anyone who tells you the Republican Party has a serious problem with racism is a liar and a scoundrel.

Oh, and by the way? House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) spoke at an event in 2002 sponsored by white supremacist David Duke.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA)Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the House majority whip, acknowledged Monday that he spoke at a gathering hosted by white nationalist leaders while serving as a state representative in 2002, thrusting a racial controversy into House Republican ranks days before the party assumes control of both congressional chambers.

That organization, founded by famed white supremicist David Duke, has been called a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

But in a statement, Scalise’s spokesperson emphasized that the then-state lawmaker was unaware at the time of the group’s ideology and its association with racists and neo-Nazi activists.

The problem with this excuse is simple: David Duke. White supremacists. Antisemites. Sorry, I’m not buying that he didn’t know he was speaking at an event hosted by the most infamous former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard in the world.

But what did he speak about? He says it was an innocent non-racist speech about “eliminating slush funds.”

“Throughout his career in public service, Mr. Scalise has spoken to hundreds of different groups with a broad range of viewpoints,” said Moira Bagley, Scalise’s spokesperson. “In every case, he was building support for his policies, not the other way around. In 2002, he made himself available to anyone who wanted to hear his proposal to eliminate slush funds that wasted millions of taxpayer dollars as well as his opposition to a proposed tax increase on middle-class families.”

But the leading white supremacist website, Stormfront, posted a glowing review of Scalise’s speech in 2002, making it very obvious why they invited him to speak.

White quoted a description of the appearance that was originally posted on Stormfront, which describes itself as, “the voice of the new, embattled White minority.”

“Representative Scalise brought into sharp focus the dire circumstances pervasive in many important, under-funded needs of the community at the expense of graft within the Housing and Urban Development Fund, an apparent give-away to a selective group based on race,” the blog post wrote, quoting the post on Stormfront.

A few years later, the same user who described Scalise’s speech said he should run for Congress if Duke did not, noting that he offered “his support for issues that are of concern to us.”

UPDATE at 12/29/14 1:27:14 pm by Charles Johnson

LGF contributor Sergey Romanov dug up David Duke’s speech from this event:

Here is Duke’s speech at that workshop:

Who are the real racial Supremacists?
by David Duke
Broadcast 05/22/2002

This week, EURO National President David Duke shares a portion of his speech given to the joint conferences held last weekend in America and Europe to the International Conference on Human Rights and the EURO Workshop on Civil Rights. David Duke explains how his well-documented, hard-hitting articles on Israeli treachery in regard to the 9-11 attacks and the Jewish supremacy existing in the American media and government have been reprinted in literally hundreds of newspapers and journals all over the world. The articles are appearing in not only the America, Canada and Europe, but literally all over the world. This has led the government of Israel has started an entirely new commission to combat what they call rising anti-Semitism. Of course, David Duke is not anti-Semitic, nor or most other critics of Israel and world-wide Jewish supremacism, but Jewish supremacists such as those who run Israel and who control the media and the foreign policy of America have spent a lot of time and effort to condition the world to oppose so-called anti-Semitism. So they libel any opponent of Israel’s murderous policies as quote anti-semitic.

Here is the full transcript:

Also see

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 210418Electrics and hydraulics hum along now unattended and without any thought.No more mentions until we add a pump or a panel or... We lived with the partially screened in filter for a week.It didn't feel quite right and it looked ...
2 days, 1 hour ago
Views: 169 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 5
Tweets: 0 •
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 210411The pumps are pumping along. Like they always should have.They go on when the sun comes out, they go off in the clouds and at night.We barely pay attention to their functioning and now can focus on the sight and ...
1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 542 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 3
Tweets: 0 •
AFI - Dulcería (Official Music Video) "Dulcería" comes from AFI’s new album, Bodies, out June 11. Available for preorder everywhere now: ​ Directed by Adam Mason, produced by Elizabeth Mason LYRICSI saw sugar there, dancing in the sweet air. When my eyes began to ...
1 week, 2 days ago
Views: 660 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 8 •
The Shaolin Afronauts - Winds Across Gayanamede (Live at Adelaide Festival Centre) Recorded 21 January 2012 at Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, Australia. Winds Across Gayanamede is taken from the second album from The Shaolin Afronauts; Quest Under Capricorn. The album drops 16 July on vinyl, CD and digital download via Freestyle ...
1 week, 2 days ago
Views: 605 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 4 •
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 210404Did you spend all week thinking about solar power and pumps? We didn't either.A week of flawless electrics and hydraulics.The first few days we went out to check on it like hourly.Now we don't even think about itThe proof of ...
2 weeks ago
Views: 907 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 7
Tweets: 0 •
Springsteen - “Prove It All Night” Live at Cleveland Agora, 1978This is so perfect.
Secret ANTIFA Operative
2 weeks, 3 days ago
Views: 1,050 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 3
Tweets: 3 •
Foster the People - Lamb’s Wool (Official Music Video) Official animated music video for Foster The People's single 'Lamb's Wool' off of their most recent EP 'In The Darkest Of Nights, Let The Birds Sing'. Listen to 'Lamb's Wool' here: Listen to 'Lamb's Wool (with Poolside)' here: ...
2 weeks, 3 days ago
Views: 1,033 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 2 •
Talk Talk - It’s My Life (Live at Montreux 1986) Live at Montreux 1986 is a concert video release by the British synth pop band Talk Talk of a concert at 1986 Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. The show was part of a tour that started in April 1986 ...
2 weeks, 3 days ago
Views: 1,048 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 2 •
KALEO - Skinny [OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO] Music and Lyrics by JJ Julius SonNew song “Skinny" available now: kaleo.lnk.toFrom the upcoming album Surface Sounds out 4/23: What makes you feel good?What makes you angry inside? Why don’t you love me?You want to fuck me or ...
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Views: 1,093 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 3 •
Hania Rani - Live From Studio S2 Listen to 'Live from Studio S2': The full live set video was premiered on the evening before the annual Piano Day worldwide celebrations (March 29th). The motivation to make the recording of the live performances which became the ...
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Views: 1,158 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 •