Lawmakers from both parties are defending the number-three House Republican leader over a speech he gave 12 years ago to a white supremacist group.
Congressman Steve Scalise — now House Majority Whip — says the speech was a mistake he now regrets. Party leaders, including House Speaker John Boehner, have backed him.
Several rank-and-file lawmakers are adding their support, including Utah's Mia Love, the first black female Republican elected to the House.
Love tells ABC's "This Week" that Scalise has shown humility and apologized, and should remain in leadership.