It recently came out that new House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was once a speaker at a white supremacist convention affiliated with David Duke, a former Louisiana state representative and Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

Of course, Scalise maintains he did not know the conference at which he was speaking was for a white supremacist group, claiming to “wholeheartedly” condemn their views.

Given how famous Duke was in Louisiana – he once even ran for governor, it’s hard to believe that Scalise didn’t actually know where he was speaking that day.

Watch a video of one of Duke’s anti-semitic rants and you’ll immediately understand why Scalise is trying to distance himself.