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Hate Group Scandal Engulfs Top Republican Congressman

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"The new Republican-controlled Congress risks becoming engulfed in a growing race scandal after it emerged that House majority whip Steve Scalise spoke at a white supremacist conference backed by former Klu Klux Klan leader David Duke. In his first public comments since the allegations emerged in a blog on Sunday, Scalise appeared to acknowledge on Monday night that he probably attended the 2002 event outside New Orleans, though he insisted he had no specific memory of it and sought to distance himself from the views of those present. “I didn’t know who all of these groups were and I detest any kind of hate group,” the Louisiana congressman told the Times-Picayune newspaper. “I had one person that was working for me. When someone called and asked me to speak, I would go. I was, in no way, affiliated with that group or the other groups I was talking to,” he added."* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down. *Read more here: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/dec/29/senior-republican-steve-scalise-spoke-at-white-supremicist-meeting-in-2002 Support TYT for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=theyoungturks-20