This BBC report http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40275055 gives us some background on Steve Scalise, he's a Republican and therefore spot number three:
' Who is Steve Scalise?
House Majority Whip, the number three Republican in Congress, responsible for vote gathering
Elected to Congress is 2008 having previously served in the Louisiana state legislature
He apologised for speaking to a white supremacist group during a campaign event in 2002
Former leader of the conservative Republican Study Group, which clashed frequently with former Speaker of the House John Boehner
He married his wife Jennifer in 2005 and has two young children. They live in Jefferson, Louisiana'
If he had been a Democrat politician who had spoken to a BLM meeting before a riot the BBC would have kept quiet, out of respect. However republicans are always fair game and if a right of centre politician can be linked to racism maybe they all can be. The BBC never stop pushing their agenda.