GOP lawmaker claims KKK is 'the military wing of the Democratic Party' in closed door meeting

By Carver Malone | May 11, 2024

Conservative Republican

During a closed-door briefing with lawmakers on Tuesday, GOP Representative Scott Perry of Pennsylvania made controversial remarks, claiming that the Ku Klux Klan is the "military wing of the Democratic party" and asserting that migrants arriving in the US "have no desire to become Americans." 

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These comments, captured in audio shared with CNN, were made by Perry, a conservative Republican known for espousing elements of the anti-immigrant and antisemitic replacement theory. 

House Oversight Committee

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The statements were made during the House Oversight Committee's member briefing on "the Origins and Implications of Rising Antisemitism in Higher Education."