Trent Lott

National Republicans say they care about Roy Moore's sex abuse scandal. What about all his other offenses?

National Republicans say they care about Roy Moore's sex abuse scandal. What about all his other offenses?

Trent Lott was the second-ranking Republican in the U.S. Senate in 2002 when his reputation tanked. His downfall began with remarks he made at a 100th birthday celebration for Strom Thurmond, the former Dixiecrat senator from South Carolina whose 1948 presidential platform was too racist even for 1948. Lott, a Mississippian, reportedly said at the event: "When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all...

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