Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Indiana Republicans Find Trump's Racism "Inappropriate"

House Speaker Paul Ryan called Donald Trump's remarks about Hoosier judge Gonzalo Curiel to be "the textbook definition of a racist comment" But his fellow Republicans here in Indiana, apparently followng a shared playbook, couldn't get to racism but could only manage to find it "inappropriate."

Gov. Mike Pence: “I don’t think it’s ever appropriate to question the partiality of the judge based on their ethnic background.”

Senator Dan Coats: “Donald Trump’s comments about the ethnicity of Judge Curiel, who was born in Indiana, were totally inappropriate.”

U.S Rep. Todd Young's campaign manager, Trevor Foughty:"Our campaign is focused on economic and national security solutions that will move our country forward, and Mr. Trump should do likewise, instead of making highly inappropriate remarks about a judge's ethnicity.”

John Gregg's campaign manager called out Gov. Pence on his tepid critique of Trump: "Donald Trump’s comments were not just ‘inappropriate,’ they were blatantly racist.”

Read more from the Indy Star here.