David Duke is considering a run for Congress.
According to the Daily Beast, the former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan is seriously considering challenging House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) in the upcoming congressional election.
“I’ve very seriously set up an exploratory committee to run for the United States Congress against Steve Scalise,” Duke told the Daily Beast, adding that he would be making the decision in the upcoming days before the July 22 filing deadline.
Duke pointed to the recent slayings of five police officers in Dallas by Micah Johnson as one of the reasons he was prompted to consider a run.
“I don’t take any satisfaction in the fact that I was right, but I have been right,” he said. “Unless European Americans stand up, they are going to lose everything they care about in this country.”
“There are millions of people across the country who would like to have me in the Congress. I’d be the only person in Congress openly defending the rights and the heritage of European Americans,” Duke added. “We are on the offensive today. There’s no more defenses.”
And so, Duke says he thinks this is his year to win against "sellout Steve Scalise."
The Daily Beast reports that Duke has already determined that, should he be elected, one of his first goals would be to repeal the Immigration and Naturalization Act.
The former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan also compared himself to GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump, whom Duke has endorsed for president.
“I’ve said everything that Donald Trump is saying and more,” Duke said. “I think Trump is riding a wave of anti-establishment feeling that I’ve been nurturing for 25 years.”
In fact, Duke fancies himself as a better running mate for Trump, at least far better, he says, than "total sellout cuck" Newt Gingrich. The Daily Beast notes that Duke was upset about Gingrich's recents comments that white people don't understand what it's like for black people who are constantly facing discrimination.
“I would be a better pick,” Duke said. “I had a perfect Republican voting record. If he had me as a VP, he would have a life insurance policy. But again, I don’t see him doing that. That’s just a fantasy.”
According to the report, Duke is well aware that Trump will not contact him because of fears of "offending the oligarchs," a term, the Daily Beast notes, that Duke uses to describe the political establishment that he says is controlled by Jewish, Hispanic and African-American interests.
However, Duke said he would welcome any pushback he would receive should he decide to run.
“We have social media, and the internet today puts me at an even footing with you. The truth is going to get out one way or the other. I demand some fair treatment," Duke said. "The media can demonize me all they want. They can lie about me. They can say whatever they want about me. Things are changing in this country. We’re in a revolutionary spirit.”
Read more at the Daily Beast.