From where I sit, the worst thing new House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is guilty of is lack of due diligence when he spoke to a white supremacist group while a Louisiana state representative in 2002. Granted, I've only been invited to speak to groups on a handful of occasions and I don't think any white supremacists are going to be inviting someone named Goldstein to speak before them anytime soon. But when these occasions do arise, I do like to know about the organization which invites me. Scalise ought to have been more circumspect before accepting an invitation from a group with which he was unfamiliar.
But as Scott McKay indicates in his article on the main page today, Scalise has no history of racial animus and is not accused of making racist statements during that speech. Earlier today, Scalise stated that had he known David Duke was involved with the organization that had invited him then he would have declined the invitation.