The leader of an Indiana Super PAC supporting Alabama Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore is disputing a national news story associating him with a white nationalist movement.  

Caleb Shoemaker is the head of the recently formed Indiana First PAC.  The group endorses and supports candidates who back Donald Trump’s agenda.  And even though the group is based out of Washington, Indiana it’s endorsing Moore.

According to a report from NBC News, Shoemaker was the chairman of the National Youth movement, which was a wing of the American Freedom Party, a white nationalist political organization.

Shoemaker tells Indy Politics that he did join the National Youth movement when he was 19, but when he discovered the group was affiliating with the American Freedom Party he left.  He also told Indy Politics his wife is Hispanic and he has a bi-racially family, so he does not condone white nationalism.

The group has only formally endorsed one candidate, Congressman Jim Banks.  Banks says he doesn’t know the group, nor did he seek out their endorsement.

No paperwork for the group was available at the time of publication on any federal campaign website.