Despite receiving money from controversial figures connected to white power, and allowing his written words to appear on what civil rights groups have called a “hate site,” Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo has gone a step further.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama-based watchdog group, is reporting that Tancredo appeared at a rally in South Carolina yesterday, and spoke to what the Center has called a “hate group.”From the report:
Dressed casually in a yellow t-shirt, Tancredo addressed the standing-room audience of 200-250 from behind a podium draped in a Confederate battle flag. To the congressman’s right, a portrait of Robert E. Lee peered out at the crowd of Minutemen activists, local politicians, and red-shirted members of LOS and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The Confederate trappings of the event found a mismatch in Tancredo’s standard nativist polemic, which stayed clear of references to Southern heritage or direct plaudits for the LOS, a Southern white nationalist organization dedicated to “Southern independence, complete, full, and total.”
Political blogs like Daily Kos and Square State have also picked up on the news.