Bloomberg’s Dave Weigel: Democrats ‘Get More Leeway’ On Race Scandals

Alex Griswold Media Reporter
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In the wake of the revelation that Republican House Whip Steve Scalise once spoke to a white supremacist group in 2002, Bloomberg Politic’s Dave Weigel said on Twitter that the Democratic Party “gets more leeway” in race scandals.

Weigel began by chastising Republicans who kept bringing up former Democratic Majority Leader Robert Byrd– a leader in the Ku Klux Klan in his youth– thinking that it would make the Scalise scandal go away:


When pressed by The Washington Examiner’s Tim Carney, Weigel agreed there was a double-standard at play.



Weigel did note in Scalise’s defense that Democratic Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio once spoke at an event honoring Zimbabwean tyrant Robert Mugabe.


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