Republican Louisiana Senate candidate and a former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke clashed with his opponents and the moderator at a Senate debate Wednesday night.


After Duke began to argue that his past conviction of tax fraud was a result of being "targeted by the government," moderator John Snell interrupted him to try to steer the question.

Duke became visibly angry with Snell, calling him a "hypocrite" as the two shouted over each other.
"Would you not interrupt me and give me my time?" Duke said. "Look, you are not one of the debaters here, I'm sorry," he added.
"Let me rebut. Let me rebut," he continued as Snell attempted to repeat the question.
"See you are not a moderator, you are a typical media hack. You are going to silence me now? You are going to silence me?" he yelled.
After the heated exchange, the moderator gave Duke a minute to respond to the original question. 
Duke squared off against Republicans John Kennedy, the state's treasurer, and Reps. John FlemingJohn Calvin FlemingThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Dems aim to end anti-Semitism controversy with vote today Former congressmen, RNC members appointed to Trump administration roles Overnight Energy: Watchdog opens investigation into Interior chief | Judge halts Pruitt truck pollution rule decision | Winners, losers in EPA, Interior spending bill amendments MORE and Charles BoustanyCharles William BoustanyMarch tariff increase would cost 934K jobs, advocacy group says Bottom Line On The Money: US adds 155k jobs in November | Unemployment holds at 3.7 percent | Wage growth strengthening | Trump signs stopgap spending bill delaying shutdown MORE Jr. Foster Campbell and Carolina Fayard represented Democrats at the final Louisiana Senate debate. 
Later in the debate, the moderator also confronted Duke with a blog post on his website criticizing "CNN Jews." 
"Well we have to start talking openly about any subject ... and there is a problem in America with a very strong, powerful, tribal group that dominates our media and dominates our international banking," he said, arguing that Jewish people are making large donations to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDershowitz: 'Too many politicians are being subject to criminal prosecution' The 13 Republicans needed to pass gun-control legislation Democrats spar over electoral appeal of 'Medicare for All' MORE.
"I am not opposed to all Jews. I think there are a lot of great Jews. I think there are a lot of Jews I honor, but let me tell you something — I am against Jews, or anybody else, that puts interests of some other place, another country, over our own country."