Fox News Host Destroys GOP Rep. Scalise For Not Resigning After Palling Around With Racists (VIDEO)

It’s rare for a Fox News employee to openly call out a Republican, but when it happens, it’s epic. And that’s exactly what Greta Van Susteran did on Sunday when she slammed GOP Rep. Steve Scalise.

During an appearance on ABC’s This Week, Van Susteran called out Scalise for not having the “moral courage” to resign after it was revealed that the Louisiana congressman had been the keynote speaker at a white supremacist convention in 2002. Scalise agreed to be the guest of honor after KKK Grand Wizard David Duke reached out to him through aides.

In response, Scalise feigned ignorance, claiming that he had no idea to whom he was speaking to at the event even though the convention was widely covered by local media because it was so controversial. Many Republicans, including Steve King and John Boehner, stood by Scalise. So far, he has refused to resign his post as House Majority Whip, and will be the third most powerful Republican in the House when the new Congress convenes this month. And this might make the KKK very happy.

But Van Susteran completely disagreed with the way Scalise and the Republican Party handled the damning revelations and not only skewered Scalise for being a coward, she also blasted the GOP for dropping the ball in their effort to appeal to minority voters ahead of 2016.

“I don’t know if it’s fair to Scalise or not fair to Scalise, but associating with David Duke is grossly unwise. Everyone knows who David Duke is. I realized this was 12 years ago. But if you want to send a message to the American people, the Republicans and Democrats, this would have been the opportunity to say he should step aside, whether it’s fair or not, and send a message that we’re not going to have this distraction, we really do want to have everybody on board.”

“There are so many people saying so many awful things: Democrats, Republicans. And the moral courage would be to step down because it sends a very bad message to the American people, and I also think there are a lot of people on the Democratic side of the aisle could likewise send a message too. This is an equal opportunity disgrace with politicians.”

Here’s the video via Mediaite.

Van Susteran is right. At a time when Republicans are struggling to convince minority voters that their party isn’t just the party of white people, House GOP leadership is standing behind a colleague who hung around with white supremacists and later got elected to Congress with their support. The image here is a disaster for Republicans and one hell of a gift to Democrats. This was a chance for Republicans to walk the walk instead of just talking about how their party isn’t racist. But actions speak louder than words and the American people now know who really controls the GOP. Hint: they wear white sheets and hoods.