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League Of Women Voters Not Happy Scalise Compared Them To White Nationalists

This article originally appeared in TPM.   By Igor Bobic   While defending his decision to speak at an even for a while nationalist group in 2002, Scalise explained that he had a policy of speaking to all groups at the time regardless of political views.

Scalise said he spoke at a League of Women Voters event and described the organization as “a pretty liberal group.”

But the League of Women Voters took issue with Scalise’s description.

“Representative Steve Scalise’s recent comments regarding the League of Women Voters were misinformed. We are committed to working for all voters regardless of their party affiliation,” LWV President Elisabeth MacNamara, said in a Tuesday statement. “We believe voters are the basis of our strong democracy, and we’re committed to making our government work for all citizens. We will continue to fight for inclusion and tolerance and are committed to Making Democracy Work®.”