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Trent Lott, R-Ms. joins the debate tonight…

The incoming Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott faces more troubles following a remark he made while feting retiring Sen. Strom Thurmond, who turned 100 years old last week.

At the South Carolina Republican's birthday party last Thursday, Lott said that the country would have been better off if Thurmond had won the presidency in 1948. That year, Thurmond ran on a segregationist ticket.

Said Lott: "I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years, either."

The statement earned widespread criticism among Congressional Black Caucus members and others who said Lott is racist and he should step down. What will the fallout be?

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