Former Ku Klux Klan leader and one-time Presidential hopeful David Duke isn’t feeling the Republicans right now. Since a Louisiana blogger broke the news that Majority Whip Steve Scalise attended and spoke at a neo-nazi, White supremacist convention in 2002, most of the GOP, including Scalise have been trying to distance themselves from any connection to White supremacy.
Well David Duke is calling foul and threatening to call out names if the mud slinging doesn’t stop.
In an interview with Fusion, Duke said he has ties to politicians on both sides of the aisle, and he is ready to release names if criticism of Scalise continues:
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.
Head to Fusion.net to read his full interview