JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — State Senator Chris McDaniel is the former host of a radio show and CNN uncovered that now-defunct program endorsed an organization associated with White Nationalism and racial hate speech.
The radio show and its website is now defunct, but listed under a section called Our Favorite Websites is a link to League of the South.
CNN reports, and WJTV has confirmed, that the group advocates for southern secession among other things.
We asked McDaniel today if he was associated with the league.
“I’m really not even familiar with the website,” he said. “That was probably 13 or 14 years ago and it could have been placed there by anybody I suppose. I have no idea. But I can tell you unequivocally that I am not associated with them in anyway whatsoever.”
CNN reports McDaniel co-hosted the radio show from the mid-2000s until he was elected to the Mississippi State Senate in 2008.