The White House, mainstream media, and liberal commentators attacking Rep. Steve Scalise, because of a speech (which, by the way, he did not make) to a group called the European American Unity and Rights Organization. Democratic leadership seem to have a REAL short memory.

Where were all of these people when Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd, (a former member of the KKK), was Senate majority leader?

I don’t know Scalise, but find it hard to believe someone should be chastised for a onetime event years ago. Rather, one should look at a person’s character and body of work.

Throughout his career in public service, Scalise has spoken to hundreds of different groups with a broad range of viewpoints, Scalise’s spokeswoman Moira Bagley Smith said in an statement on Monday.

“In every case, he was building support for his policies, not the other way around. In 2002, he made himself available to anyone who wanted to hear his proposal to eliminate slush funds that wasted millions of taxpayer dollars as well as his opposition to a proposed tax increase on middle-class families. He has never been affiliated with the abhorrent group in question. The hate-fueled ignorance and intolerance that group projects is in stark contradiction to what Mr. Scalise believes and practices as a father, a husband, and a devoted Catholic.”

Shame on Democrats and some in the media, for slanting the facts, and once again employing race, which is a nonissue.

Roder Russo

businessman

Youngsville