Steve Scalise

House Republican Whip

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  • Diplomat turned lawmaker presses Pompeo on North KoreaWed Mar 27, 2019 | cnn.com
    A former State Department official turned congressman questioned Mike Pompeo on Kim Jong Un's culpability for human rights violations, pressing the Secretary of State to...
  • How I busted Steve Scalise: Inside a GOP political scandal — and its ongoing coverupTue Jan 06, 2015 | salon.com
    A week ago, I broke the story about Steve Scalise, the current House majority whip, attending a conference hosted by the European-American Unity and Rights Organization (or...
  • Steve Scalise: Damaged goods?Mon Jan 05, 2015 | politico.com
    The scandal over Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise’s 2002 speech to a white supremacist group has so badly damaged his image inside the House Republican Conference that he faces...
  • Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame GameFri Jan 02, 2015 | thedailybeast.com
    In much the way one used to savor the sight of some lying schmuck be game-set-match cornered by Mike Wallace on 60 Minutes, I love watching conservatives try to explain...
  • New House Leadership, Same Old ProblemsThu Jul 31, 2014 | time.com
    The House of Representatives rose to bid farewell to outgoing Majority Leader Eric Cantor Thursday, but if the GOP had hopes his passing might usher in a new era of comity...
  • GOP leaders stumble on Day OneThu Jul 31, 2014 | politico.com
    The Steve Scalise era is off to an embarrassing start. The Louisiana Republican, who boasted of his deep ties to red-state GOP lawmakers in his recent bid to become...
  • New GOP Leader Won't Take Impeachment Off The TableSun Jul 27, 2014 | huffingtonpost.com
    Incoming House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) refused on Sunday to take impeaching President Barack Obama off the table if Obama takes executive action to limit...
  • House GOP elects McCarthy, Scalise as new leadership teamThu Jun 19, 2014 | thehill.com
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was elected Thursday by Republican lawmakers as the next House majority leader. McCarthy, 49, defeated conservative Rep. Raúl Labrador...
Steve Scalise Scandals & Controversies
  • Newly elected House Majority Whip Steve Scalise spoke at a White Supremacist conference in 2002, during his tenure as a state representative in Louisiana. Representative Scalise spoke at a workshop designed "to teach the most effective and up-to-date methods of civil rights and heritage related activism." Scalise insists he didn't know that he was speaking to a hate group and says that he used to speak to any group that would hear him talk abo'ut his dislike of 'slush funds.'