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  • Trent Lott and Bob Barr — Council of Conservative Citizens

    In the last few days, the Washington Post has been reporting on the connections of Rep. Bob Barr (R-Ga) and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss) to the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC). The Council is a white organization that regularly publishes anti-black, anti-Latino, anti-immigration and anti-gay literature in its newsletters and on its web page, and whose members often have ties to Neo-Nazi and other racist groups. Both have given speeches at CCC events, and Barr spoke at a CCC event as recently as this past June 4 and 5 in Charleston, South Carolina. The Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that monitors racist groups, has just released a report on the CCC establishing these links.

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