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Rep. Scott defends white nationalists after Charlottesville

Rep. Heather Scott's Facebook post. (AP photo)
Rep. Heather Scott's Facebook post. (AP photo)

North Idaho state Rep. Heather Scott, in a Facebook post on Sunday, defended white nationalists in the wake of the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, a day earlier.

Scott posted a statement on her personal Facebook page late Sunday morning: “The way the media has set this up, the mention of white nationalist, which is no more than a Caucasian who (sic) for the Constitution and making America great again, and confusing it with term, ‘white supremacist’ which is extreme racism. Therefore, if one is ‘guilty’ of being white, one is clearly racist. And if one is white AND loves America, they are a white supremacist capable of carrying out violent acts against nonwhites”/Betsy Russell, SR. More here. (Facebook photo: Heather Scott at a 2015 Priest River event)




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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