How I Busted Steve Scalise: Inside a GOP Political Scandal — and Its Ongoing Coverup
But I know what conspiracies look like, because, more often than not, they’re easy to spot. In this case, the conspiracy has nothing to do with me or any other member of the “liberal media.”
It’s about a congressman who appeared at an international hate group conference, told them what they wanted to hear about so-called Christian values and ending a “slush fund” that paid for the services and the salaries of inner-city African-American-led charities. It’s about a congressman who, then, more than a decade later, has attempted to equivocate and rationalize his mistake by conflating events he held months later with this white nationalist rally, as if they were part of the same tour.
It’s about a campaign supporter with a long track record of associating with, working for and promoting neo-Nazis, white supremacists and klansmen. It’s about a man who found himself, 12 years later, at the center of a major national story for which he was totally unprepared, a guy who threatened to beat up a reporter at the Washington Post.