Under the category of “Oh, damn no he didn’t”
A ranking Democrat in the House of Representative is apologizing for saying an African-American Senate candidate “slavishly” supported the Republican Party.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, said he meant no offense when he made the remark about Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, the GOP nominee for the seat being vacated by longtime Democratic Sen. Paul Sarbanes.
In a statement issued Tuesday, Hoyer said, “I should not have used those words.”
Hoyer was speaking to a largely black audience at a campaign event for Steele’s Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Ben Cardin, when he made the comment.
Steele’s spokesman, Doug Heye, called Hoyer’s comments “insensitive and pretty stupid.”
While Hoyer apologized for the comments, he continued to criticize Steele’s support of the GOP.
“If Mr. Steele did in fact take offense, let me assure him that none was intended,” Hoyer said. “But Mr. Steele continuously tries to divert attention from the fact that he is an unwavering supporter of the Republican agenda and of President Bush and Vice President Cheney.”
Steele is the rare Black man running on the GOP ticket. Hoyer needs to pull his head out of where ever it has been and git into the game. Democrats can not afford these types of stupid mistakes.
Did you see that Steele has a new endorser? You aren’t going to believe this (from Crooks and Liars)
Meet Mike Tyson. He’s just the type of campaigner Michael Steele really needs. His career is so far in the tank that he’s ready to fight women now. More here