Mark Levin: Jeb Bush Must Answer Whether He Stands with Boehner, Scalise Amid White Supremacist Scandal
Matthew Boyle writes at Breitbart:
Nationally syndicated conservative radio host Mark Levin, a former official in President Ronald Reagan’s administration, is calling on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to answer whether he stands with House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Majority Whip Steve Scalise in the wake of a blistering Scalise scandal concerning his longtime ties to a top aide to former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke.
"We’ve had nonstop Jeb Bush talk the last two weeks," Levin said in an email to Breitbart News late Tuesday evening. "Is there a reason why he’s silent now about the GOP leadership debacle in the House? They are his supporters after all."
"Reached earlier in the day by phone, Bush spokeswoman Kristy Campbell said, when asked for her boss’s thoughts on the scandal, that she hadn’t spoken with Bush about it yet. But she promised to track him down sometime on Tuesday and get a statement to Breitbart News about it later in the day -- a statement that still hasn’t materialized," according to Boyle.
"Since early Monday afternoon when the Scalise scandal first broke, Bush has gone missing from the political narrative -- and seems to be trying to sit out the racially-tinged incident where an establishment Republican and member of Congressional GOP leadership has come under fire from all sides for his alleged ties to top KKK officials in Louisiana," Boyle writes.
"Not only did Scalise speak at a 2002 event hosted by one of Duke’s organizations, he has -- according to Duke and Duke’s top political aide Kenneth Knight -- been in close contact for nearly a decade with Knight," Boyle continues.
"What’s more is that Boehner and McCarthy threw their weight behind Scalise, publicly defending him in coordinated statements right as more news showed Scalise actually had a longtime personal and political relationship with Duke’s top aide Knight," according to Boyle. "Duke was the KKK’s grand wizard for a time, and Knight later became his campaign manager in his quests for various political offices."
Boyle concludes: "Breitbart News has reached out to Bush’s communications director many times throughout the day on Tuesday since that first promise for a statement on whether he stands with Scalise and the other GOP leadership officials after this -- but phone calls and emails have been ignored."