Heller's office told CBS News that the senator repudiates the rancher's most recent remarks.
"Senator Heller completely disagrees with Mr. Bundy's appalling and racist statements, and condemns them in the most strenuous way," a spokesperson for the senator said.On Thursday, senator Rand Paul responded on Twitter to Bundy's recent remarks: "Cliven Bundy's remarks on race are offensive and I wholeheartedly disagree with him," he said.“His comments are beyond repugnant to me,” Hannity said on his show. “They are beyond despicable to me. They are beyond ignorant to me.”
He said he worries that Bundy’s comments would brand Republicans and Bundy’s supporters as racist.Steele, who was the RNC’s first black chairman, added that Republicans must declare that “there is no place for this level of ignorance and stupidity around matters of race in our party.”Much of that support evaporated Thursday. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus called Bundy’s racial comments “completely beyond the pale” and “100 percent wrong.”Crystal Wright, a conservative commentator, said, “Republicans are part of our own problem,” given the regular embrace of figures such as Bundy.“He is a window into the soul of modern conservatism,” said Ian Haney López, a law professor at the University of California at Berkeley, who wrote a book called “Dog Whistle Politics.” He added, “A demonization of minorities and a demonization of the government in modern conservatism — those are inextricably linked.”
Last edited by Buck Ewer; 04-28-14 at 03:43 PM.