House Republican Whip Steve Scalise says he doesn’t remember a 2002 appearance he made at a meeting of white supremacists.
He tells Nola.com/The Times-Picayune, “I detest any kind of hate group.”
Scalise was in the Louisiana Legislature when he appeared at a convention of the European-American Unity and Rights Organization.
Now he is the third-highest ranking House Republican in Washington.
Scalise says he was asked by several groups to speak about his opposition to a tax plan he opposed at that time.