Pictured: Trent Lott with "the right kind of people."

Pictured: Trent Lott with "the right kind of people."

Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS), that is.

Thomas Edsall revealed that Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott had appeared as the keynote speaker at a 1992 meeting of the CCC in Greenwood, Mississippi. In the article, Edsall cited an issue of The Citizens Informer that featured a large photograph of Senator Lott at a CCC conference and quoted him as telling attendees that “we need more meetings like this.” According to the Informer, Lott asserted that “the people in this room stand for the right principles and the right philosophy. Let’s take it in the right direction and our children will be the beneficiaries.”

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CCC leaders revealed that Lott had spoken to them on more than one occasion [note: five times]; that his syndicated column regularly ran in The Citizens Informer, and that his uncle, a member of the Council’s Executive Board, called him an “honorary member.”

When someone discovers that Harry Reid is a) chummy with racist hate groups and b) has a deplorable voting record on civil rights — please speak up and speak up loudly.

Otherwise, the GOP needs to STFU with this “Harry Reid is just like Trent Lott” BS.