NEW HAVEN, N.H. — — Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a Republican, said Friday she is not a “white supremacist.”
Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, also declined to say that.
But Ayotte told reporters she has “never been” an alt-right supporter.
A Trump administration official on Friday called Ayotte “the wrong person to lead our federal government.”
The official said that Ayotte has been in contact with Trump and other officials on the alt-left and has been asked by him to work with them.
A spokesperson for Cornyn did not immediately respond to a request for comment.