Edgar Steele is an attorney who has represented various racist groups and white supremacists in court. His claim to fame amongst that community is that he defended the Aryan Nations in the lawsuit that eventually put them under. Apparently Edgar Steele has political ambitions, too.
Steele’s last major publicity came in 2005, when he appeared on national news talk shows defending two young girls in a music group called Prussian Blue, which promoted white supremacy.
His last speaking engagement was at a militia and Constitution convention in Georgia called the Jekyll Island Project in May 2009, but he
Steele’s online writings say he planned to run for governor of Idaho in 2010 but was angry with the Constitution Party for rejecting him.
“He sort of progressively got angrier and more anti-Semitic over time,” Berich said. “I don’t know if he was starting to go off the rails with all this hatred. It seems like he was on a slippery, downhill slope after losing the trial.”
The Chairman of the Constitution Party of Idaho apparently rejected Mr. Steele’s membership application. Mr. Steele rants about the rejection here. Mr. Steele suggests that Venable rejected his application because Venable is African-American.