Does Will Hurd Support House Majority Whip That Spoke to White Supremacists?
Republican Will Hurd is (about to be) one of Texas' newest members of Congress, replacing Democrat Pete Gallego in our state's 23rd Congressional District. Yet before he's even sworn in, he's failing an important leadership test by remaining silent about whether or not it was right for the U.S. House Majority Leader Steve Scalise to speak to white supremacists in 2002.
Hurd's silence is already making news. From the Washington Post:
Scalise’s engagement with a white-supremacist group might create immediate disquiet for at least two members of the expanded Republican majority.
For the first time in several years, the House GOP conference will include two black members — Mia Love, a former mayor of a small Utah town, and Will Hurd, a former CIA operative, who will represent a swing district in Texas. They cast their candidacies as historic, while GOP leaders embraced them as examples of the party’s broadening appeal.
Here's your first test, Congressman Hurd: do you support Steve Scalise as House Majority Leader given his engagement with white supremacist groups?