Steele Calls For Harry Reid to Step Down (Video)
This could get interesting…
RNC Chair Michael Steele called for Harry Reid to step down as Senate Majority Leader today after Reid’s racially charged comments about Barack Obama were revealed this weekend.
The Politico reported:
Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele Sunday called on Majority Leader Harry Reid to step down as majority leader, becoming the first high-profile Republican to make such a call after the Nevada senator apologized for his assessment of Barack Obama as a “light-skinned” African-American who lacked a “Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”
“The reality of it is this, there is this standard where Democrats feel they can say these things and apologize as long as it comes from one of their own,” Steele said on “Fox News Sunday,” equating Reid’s comments with the racially charged ones that led to the outster of Former Republican Leader Trent Lott. “And if it comes from somebody else, it’s racism.”
“Remember this is a leader who only a few weeks ago was using the context of slavery to talk about health care,” said Steele, the first African American head of the RNC. “It’s an old mindset when you are using language in 2008 that harkens back to the 1950s.”