CNN’s Michael Smerconish sat down for an exclusive TV interview with former KKK grand wizard David Duke to confront him directly about whether Steve Scalise attended one of Duke’s group’s conventions.
Duke is a former Louisiana state senator and former leader of the Ku Klux Klan.
Steve Scalise, the House Majority Whip, publicly admitted that in 2002, he attended a white supremacist convention organized by Duke’s European-American Unity and Rights Organization (EURO), which is classified as a hate group.
The man who told The Washington Post he asked Scalise to speak took it back after one day and said that Scalise didn’t attend the event.
Duke honestly could not say for sure whether Scalise attended that 2002 conference, saying that he was out of the country at the time and the people he spoke to gave him contradicting accounts.
Duke also gave Scalise some words of praise this week, but on CNN he made it very clear that he isn’t a supporter of Scalise, nor the other way around.
He also reiterated his threat to other politicians that he will name names of those who have worked with Duke in the past if they continue to pursue the subject with Scalise.
CNN / Fakk Warr video.