David Duke Says He Understands Why Scalise's Memory May Have Failed

And he says he wouldn't vote for Scalise because the congressman “puts the interest of Israel over the interest of America.”

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) questions BP CEO Tony Hayward during a House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on 'The Role Of BP In The Deepwater Horizon Explosion And Oil Spill', in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 17, 2010.

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise told a Louisiana newspaper on Monday that he didn't know he was talking to a white nationalist group when he made an appearance as a state lawmaker 12 years ago. David Duke, the one-time Ku Klux Klan leader and head of that group, says that's probably not true.

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