DCCC - Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

07/22/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/22/2021 07:24

Kean Jr. Takes Endorsement From David Duke Admirer Steve Scalise

Days after receiving withering criticism for campaigning with Trump enabler Kevin McCarthy, Tom Kean Jr. is doubling down on far right extremism.

Yesterday, the NJ Globe reported Kean Jr. received the endorsement of Rep. Steve Scalise. Scalise famously gave a speech at a white supremacist gathering and told a reporter he was 'like David Duke without the baggage.'

Recently Scalise has:

  • Voted to invalidate millions of votes and overturn the 2020 election in fealty to Donald Trump
  • Helped lead the GOP Caucus in unanimously opposing stimulus checks, small business relief, and vaccine funding in the American Rescue Plan
  • Led the GOP caucus in voting against funding for the Gateway Tunnel project and for capping the SALT deduction

James Singer, DCCC Spokesperson

'Tom Kean Jr. has spent two decades choosing wealthy Trenton insiders like himself over New Jersey's working families, now he's choosing to align himself with the most extreme of Trump's cronies.'