Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is being attacked because of some of his past political relationships. Conservatives and liberals alike are calling for his resignation. As expected, USA Today and the Chicago Tribune, have called on Scalise to resign his House GOP leadership post:
“USA Today argued that Scalise’s longtime relationship with Kenneth Knight, the top political hand to former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke, damages GOP efforts to reach out to minority voters heading into the crucial 2016 presidential election cycle.”
Mark Levin and Sean Hannity are also calling for Scalise’s resignation because he’s an ally of John Boehner and is against the Tea Party.
With this type of pressure, Scalise is done.
I don’t know the whole story, but I do know there is a double standard when it comes to the way Democrats and Republicans are treated in cases like this and far worse.
Let’s being with President Obama and his family who attended Jeremiah Wright’s church for several years. We know from recorded sermons that Wright is an anti-white racist. All President Obama had to say about this issue was that he was not aware of Wright’s views.
Scalise said the same thing about the group to whom he spoke 12 years ago. It’s my understanding that he spoke to the group once. Again, I am not privy to all the information, but when compared to some prominent liberal Democrats, it’s a blip on the political dial.
Then there’s Al Sharpton who was involved with Tawana Brawley, a teenage black girl who claimed she had been beaten and raped by a white police officer and a local prosecutor:
“Brawley was 15 years old in 1987, when she was found in her hometown of Wappingers Falls, New York, with ‘Bitch,’ ‘KKK,’ and ‘Nigger’ written on her stomach, her jeans burnt in the crotch, feces in her hair, and her tennis shoes sliced open. She said that she had been abducted and raped by a group of white men.”
With no evidence, Sharpton ran with the story. “After a six-month investigation a grand jury found that the entire episode had been a hoax, with Brawley having defaced herself to avoid the wrath of her stepfather after staying out late to visit a boyfriend.”
There were other incidents to follow, for example, the 1991 Crown Heights riots and the Freddie Fashion’s Mart incident.
Today, Al Sharpton has his own radio show and is an advisor to President Obama. In addition, his racial rhetoric may have played a part in violent demonstrations against New York City police officers…
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