Last week in the wake of the Steve Scalise scandal, David Duke, the leader of the European-American Unity Rights Organization where Scalise made his career-changing speech informed the press to leave the future House Majority Whip alone or he would share the names of other politicians he shares donors with. While the press waited with baited breath for Duke to spill, Boehner and the rest of the House Republicans fell into line and welcomed Scalise, insisting his past was in the past and that had nothing to do with the present or the future.
But such a juicy morsel as knowing who else has been supported by donors who also support David Duke was too good to let go without at least trying to find out who might be on that list. Andrea Dubé of Lady Voters searched through campaign finance records and came up with a list of 58 politicians who have received money from David Duke supporters.
And it gets better, two of those 58 politicians are from Michigan: Former US Congressman Pete Hoekstra and State Rep-Elect Gary Glenn. Glenn is the former president of the American Family Association, a “pro-family” group that works against LBGT rights, Gary Glenn in 2001 had this to say about ‘homosexual behavior’:
“As with smoking, homosexual behavior’s ‘second hand’ effects threaten public health….Thus, individuals who choose to engage in homosexual behavior threaten not only their own lives, but the lives of the general population.”
As for Pete Hoeskstra, no one will forget his foray into multiculturalism.
Gary Glenn will be appearing next weekend at Soaring Eagle Casino for the tea party convention called the “Going on Offense” Powwow. Perhaps someone would like to ask him about sharing donors with David Duke, and does he agree with Duke’s radical ideas?