David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan leader and Donald Trump supporter, will get a spot on the debate stage in Louisiana’s Senate race, according to Politico.
From The Week:
“When Duke, 66, learned he would be invited to participate, he said it was “amazing” but that he is concerned about his safety: “Dillard is pretty supportive of Black Lives Matter, and I’ve been pretty critical of them,” Duke said.”
Duke, a white supremacist, former Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, and a firm supporter of Trump, announced that he was running late this summer, reports Politico, adding “GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump had inspired him and drawn more followers to his cause. Other Republicans in the state have disavowed him and the Republican National Committee and Louisiana GOP explored booting him out of the party.”
The debate is scheduled to be held at historically black college or university (HBCU) Dillard University in New Orleans on Nov. 2.