David Duke: Rep. Steve Scalise Is “A Fine Family Man”
I’m guessing this is probably not what Rep. Steve Scalise wants to hear right now.
The notorious former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke described Scalise as “a fine family man” with whom he often agrees.
Duke told The Huffington Post that he doesn’t remember speaking with Scalise before the conference. (He later told The Washington Post that Scalise was invited to the event by two of his longtime associates, Howie Farrell and Kenny Knight.) But it would have been nothing out of the ordinary for a Louisiana Republican at the time, Duke claimed.
“I literally defeated the Republican sitting governor of that state,” said Duke, referring to the 1991 race in which he forced a runoff against Democratic candidate Edwin Edwards. “I had a huge amount of Republican support.”