Crowds Protest Outside Steve Scalise Fundraiser, Demanding The Racist Congressman Resign
This afternoon, large crowds of protesters are gathering outside a fundraiser for Congressman Steve Scalise – one of the top three Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Why? Steve Scalise is a raging racist. We already knew this:
– Steve Scalise attended a conference of white supremacists and gave a speech seeking political partnership with the neoNazis.
– Steve Scalise personallly met with KKK Grand Wizard David Duke on several other occasions.
– Steve Scalise organized opposition to Louisiana’s recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Today, we also learned this:
– Steve Scalise led an effort in the Louisiana state legislature to kill legislation apologizing for the state’s history of slavery. Scalise is on the record as stating that Louisiana didn’t have anything to apologize for.
“This story is not over for us when the No. 3 leadership position in the House of Representatives is held by a man who has been known to use racial hatred for political gain,” says protest leader Arisha Hatch of Color of Change.
The Republican Party’s claim that Steve Scalise “doesn’t have a racist bone in his body” is wearing thin. The more we learn about GOP House Whip Steve Scalise, the more we can see that Scalise is thoroughly racist. His bigotry is a throwback to the era of Jim Crow. It has no legitimate place in American politics today.