David Duke, former grand wizard of the KKK, is so upset about the focus on Rep. Steve Scalise speaking at a white supremacist conference he organized in 2002 that he’s threatening to release a full list of names of politicians he has met with and has ties to.
Overall, Duke was rather flabbergasted by the new focus on Scalise. He said he has hosted both Democratic and Republican legislators at everything from conferences to his children’s birthday parties. He said he has met with Democratic legislators at least 50 times in his political life.
And he delivered a warning to both Republicans and Democrats: Treat Scalise fairly, and don’t try to make political hay out of the situation. Or he said he would be inclined to release a list of names of all the politicians — both Republicans and Democrats — with whom he has ties.
“If Scalise is going to be crucified — if Republicans want to throw Steve Scalise to the woods, then a lot of them better be looking over their shoulders,” Duke said.
Sounds like a great reason to keep focusing on this story. Please do release all those names, Mr. Duke, Democrats and Republicans alike.