Sunday, October 7, 2012

Republican Under Fire For Slavery Statement

Republican Under Fire For Slavery Statement, Even his own party is distancing itself from Arkansas Rep. Jon Hubbard for his controversial comments. Ark. GOP calls candidates' statements 'offensive', Arkansas Republicans tried to distance themselves Saturday from a Republican state representative's assertion that slavery was a "blessing in disguise" and a Republican state House candidate who advocates deporting all Muslims.

The claims were made in books written, respectively, by Rep. Jon Hubbard of Jonesboro and House candidate Charlie Fuqua of Batesville. Those books received attention on Internet news sites Friday.

On Saturday, state GOP Chairman Doyle Webb called the books "highly offensive." And U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, a Republican who represents northeast Arkansas, called the writings "divisive and racially inflammatory."


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