“I’ve long been a conservative and years ago, a much more politically incorrect and campy one,” Mr. Hunter said in the CBS report. “But there’s a significant difference between being politically incorrect and racist. I’ve also become far more libertarian over the years, a philosophy that encourages a more tolerant worldview, through the lens of which I now look back on some of my older comments with embarrassment.”
Mr. Hunter had a radio show, “The Southern Avenger,” during which he talked about racial pride, CBS reported. He also on the show painted secession in a positive light — and even praised John Wilkes Booth for killing President Abraham Lincoln, CBS reported.
“If I thought he was a white supremacist, he would be fired immediately,” Mr. Paul said, to the Huffington Post. “If I thought he would treat anybody on the color of their skin different than others, I’d fire him immediately.”