A Lott to learn

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    I am quoting from an ad on the op-ed page of The New York Times for March 12, 1999. The ad is sponsored by Citizens for Tolerance, 955 Massachusetts Ave, #151, Cambridge, MA. 02139.

    “. . . [T]he U.S. Senate has known about the ties between Majority Leader Trent Lott and a white supremacist organization called the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC). . . .[F]or 90 days the senate has remained silent.

    When the national press first linked Mr. Lott to CCC, Lott claimed he had “no firsthand knowledge” of the group’s beliefs. But the Washington Post and The New York Times caught him in a lie when the newspapers documented a long-term relationship between Mr. Lott and the CCC. That relationship has included meetings in Mr. Lott’s congressional office, photo opportunities with CCC leaders and the appearance of Mr. Lott’s columns in the organization’s publications, and repeated speaking engagements before the council.

    “. . .[A] complaint is being filed with the Senate’s Select Committee on Ethics, calling for a full investigation into the ties between the Senate Majority Leader and the council.”

    If you would like more information, you can dial Internet and visit www.Trent Tel the Truth.” You can also urge our California senators to file a complaint with the committee by calling the Senate switchboard at (202) 224-3121. Please join me in seeking the truth.

    Zane Meckler