NHDP - Frank Guinta Needs to Demand that Rep. Scalise Resign his GOP House Leadership Post

Concord - After Congressman Steve Scalise (R-La.), the majority whip in the U.S. House of Representatives, acknowledged yesterday that he spoke at a gathering of a hate group affiliated with racist and neo-Nazi leaders, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley called on Frank Guinta to immediately demand Scalise resign his Republican leadership post. 
Scalise was elected to the position of majority whip by his House Republican colleagues, making him the third-highest ranking Republican leader in the House. 
"It's deeply disturbing that Congressman Steve Scalise of Louisiana, who serves as a member of the House Republican leadership team, admitted that he spoke at a gathering of a hate group founded by Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke," said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley. "Frank Guinta's silence on the alarming revelations about House Republican leader Steve Scalise is even more troubling given Guinta's own ethical lapses, for which he was named one of the most corrupt members of congress." 
"Granite Staters deserve to know whether Frank Guinta condones Congressman Scalise's outrageous behavior, and Guinta needs to immediately demand that Scalise resign his position in the House Republican leadership," added Buckley
"House Majority Whip Scalise confirms he spoke to white nationalists in 2002"
"Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the House majority whip, acknowledged Monday that he spoke at a gathering hosted by white-supremacist leaders while serving as a state representative in 2002 [...] The organization, founded by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, has been called a hate group by several civil rights organizations." [Washington Post, 12/30/14]
In 1999 Interview, Scalise Said that He Shared Many of Duke's "Conservative" Views 
"Another potential candidate, state Rep. Steve Scalise (R), said he embraces many of the same 'conservative' views as Duke, but is far more viable. 'The novelty of David Duke has worn off,' said Scalise. 'The voters in this district are smart enough to realize that they need to get behind someone who not only believes in the issues they care about, but also can get elected. Duke has proven that he can't get elected, and that's the first and most important thing.'" [Roll Call, 12/29/14]
In Interview Yesterday with the Huffington Post, David Duke Called Scalise a “Fine Family Man”
Following revelations that Scalise spoke at a 2002 gathering of David Duke’s hate group, Duke told the Huffington Post yesterday that Scalise is “a fine family man” with whom Duke often agrees. [Huffington Post, 12/29/14]