Tag: David Duke

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Santa Cruz Restaurant Closes After Owner Donates to David Duke

This week, O’Mei Chinese Cuisine in Santa Cruz closed its doors to the public after 38 years of service after a local website revealed that owner Roger Grimsby donated $500 to former Klu Klux Klan (KKK) Imperial Wizard David Duke’s failed campaign for Senate in Louisiana last year.

‘SNL’ Slams Trump With ‘Racists for Trump’ Ad

During this week’s broadcast, “Saturday Night Live” ran an ad slamming GOP front-runner Donald Trump and his supporters after he failed to denounce white supremacist David Duke last week on CNN’s “State of the Union.” The ad, called “Racists for

Levin: Scalise Should Go, Would be Gone if Tea Partier

Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments,” Mark Levin, argued Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA) should resign on Monday. Levin said that while he doesn’t believe Scalise held the views of David Duke, or even knew he was speaking

Steve Scalise and the Lost Art of Honorable Resignation

The honorable resignation is a lost art in American politics. Most politicians are determined to cling to power, regardless of the cost to their reputation, their party’s standing, or their broader ideals. Scalise could have resigned with dignity, affirming the principle that even fleeting association with racism and antisemitism will not be tolerated in the Republican Party.

David Duke: ‘No Question’ Rep. Steve Scalise ‘Echoed A Lot Of My Ideology And My Policies’

“You have a long line of politicians who go to see Obama. Now, Scalise is supposed to be a bad guy because he may have come to our meeting he may not have come to our meeting or whatever,” David Duke, the former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, said on his radio program on Friday. “He certainly did, like most Republicans in my state and elsewhere, and most Democrats in the South and certainly many around the country, he echoed a lot of my ideology and my policies–no question about it,” Duke added.

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Lessons of the Steve Scalise Debacle

The Steve Scalise controversy had a fairly simple resolution. When the accusation had emerged that he had spoken in 2002 to a white supremacist group associated with former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke, he ought to have stepped aside temporarily and asked the House Republican leadership to conduct a full investigation. That would have confirmed that Republicans would not permit anyone to lead the party who kept such associations, and without punishing Scalise before the facts were known.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (AP)

Sacramento Bee Editorial Slams McCarthy for Defending Scalise

The Sacramento Bee published an editorial Wednesday in which it criticizes California Republican Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader in the U.S. House, for defending Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) over allegations that he addressed a gathering associated with white supremacist David Duke in 2012. (Scalise has apologized quickly, though it is not clear whether he knew about the group’s beliefs or if he even addressed the group at all.)

Report: Scalise’s Pitch 20 Years Ago: I’m ‘David Duke Without The Baggage’

Nearly 20 years ago, when he was an up-and-coming politician, Rep. Steve Scalise reportedly told a reporter that he’s like David Duke without the baggage. “This is what I remember about the first time I met Steve Scalise nearly 20 years ago: He told me he was like David Duke without the baggage,” Stephanie Grace, a longtime reporter on Louisiana politics, writes in the liberal New Orleans Advocate.

Boehner Ally Steve Scalise Rocked By White Supremacy Scandal

A member of John Boehner’s inner circle is under fire even as the House Speaker is at his most vulnerable. Exactly one week before the House GOP’s top official will seek re-election to his post, multiple sources report that his deputy, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, spoke at a conference of white supremacists back in 2002.