David Duke was once the grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
Now the notorious white supremacist is contemplating a run for Congress (yes, in this day and age) against current House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, whom he calls a “sellout,” according to audio from BuzzFeed.
“Steve Scalise, let me tell you something. This is the way I view it now: I mean, this guy is a sellout. I mean, he’s a sellout. He’s not David. He used to say that he was David Duke, of course, without the baggage, whatever that means,” the former grand wizard told Louisiana radio host Jim Engster on his show Wednesday.
“The New York Times admitted that the Republican Party won office and got control of the United States House of Representatives, essentially on my political issues,” he added. “Opposed to the massive illegal immigration, the issues of welfare reform, so many other issues that I’ve talked about, and but the difference is with someone like me, Steve Scalise or David Vitter—you know, the prostitution king, the difference between myself and those guys is that I did not sell out. I’ve never sold out.”
Duke’s beef with Scalise started as December was drawing to a close. It was discovered that the Louisiana Republican had spoken before a convention for the European-American Unity and Rights Organization, a “white nationalist group,” in 2002, placing the politician under intense scrutiny.
Source: The Root | BREANNA EDWARDS