KKK-affiliated hate group leader Tony Perkins has been dropping hints about running for office again for several years. Now that Sen. David “Diaper Boy” Vitter has announced his 2015 candidacy for governor of Louisiana, those hints are getting louder.
Though he’s not currently looking at jumping into the race against [Sen. Mary] Landrieu, Perkins said he wouldn’t rule anything out, including a run for Vitter’s seat or for the open 6th district seat Cassidy vacated to run for Senate, which he has previously expressed interest in. “I never say never anymore,” he told The Hill. He added that while “today, and for the foreseeable future, I’m at [the Family Research Council],” supporters had been urging him to run for office in the state. Perkins said none of the races looked most appealing to him at this point. “Louisiana’s my home. Obviously, I listen to people. I’ve been getting a lot of phone calls and encouragement to look at these current races, but right now I’m at FRC,” he said.
Perkins, a Louisiana native and friend of Vitter’s, is supporting the senator’s candidacy. But he said questions about his past are fair game for the media and his political opponents. “People will be watching him closely and viewing it. And they have a right to do that,” Perkins said in an interview on C-SPAN’s Newsmakers program, scheduled to air Sunday. “When you do something like that, you open yourself to greater scrutiny and criticism and it’s just something you’ll have to live with.”
And Perkins will “have to live it” when everybody in the left bringing up his payment to KKK Grand Wizard David Duke and his keynoting a white supremacists meeting.