Republican Presidential Candidates Say They Will Return or Donate Contributions From So-Called White Supremacist Leader

Thumbnail for 660596
Republican Presidential Candidates Say They Will Return or Donate Contributions From So-Called White Supremacist Leader

Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and former Sen. Rick Santorum said this morning they would return or donate thousands of dollars possibly linked to the head of the Council of Conservative Citizens, which the Southern Poverty Law Center calls a white supremacist group. The group was cited in a purported manifesto believed linked to the suspect in last week’s massacre at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. The head of that group, Earl Holt, appears to have made contributions to several Republican candidates for president over the past several years or their political action committees, including Cruz, of Texas, Paul, of …read more