There goes that word again…
Republicans are not accepting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s forgive-and-forget approach, after saying Monday it’s time to move on after being quoted over the weekend describing Barack Obama as “light-skinned” with “no Negro dialect” unless he wants one.
The quote was included in the new book about the 2008 presidential campaign, “Game Change,” and prompted the Nevada Democrat to apologize to the president when the excerpt became public. He spent the weekend furiously dialing up black political leaders to express regret, and in turn won their public support.
Reid said Monday that he “could have used a better choice of words” and signaled that he’s moving on.
“We have a lot to do,” Reid said. “I feel good about people reaching out to me. I’ve apologized to the president. … I’m not going to dwell on this anymore.”
But Republicans are not moving on. GOP National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, as well as National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn, have called on Reid to step down. Republicans are accusing Democrats of hypocrisy, since Democrats hammered former Republican Sen. Trent Lott in 2002 after he praised the late Sen. Strom Thurmond, a former segregationist, at his 100th birthday party. Lott resigned his leadership post in the wake of the controversy.By EbonyPeace in News Comments Off