GOP Chair Priebus: Mitt Romney’s Self-Deportation Comments Were “Racist” and “Horrific”
RNC Chief Reince Priebus told the GOP gathering in Boston this week that Mitt Romney’s comments on “self-deportation” were “racist” and “horrific.”
Business Insider reported:
In condemning Rep. Steve King’s incendiary comments on immigration, RNC chairman Reince Priebus swept in his party’s presidential nominee, saying that talk of “self-deportation” was “horrific” and even “racist.”
Mitt Romney repeatedly used the term during the Republican primary campaign to talk about how his immigration enforcement policies would lead to unauthorized immigrants leaving the U.S. of their own accord, rather than needing to be deported.
“Using the word ‘self-deportation’ — it’s a horrific comment to make,” Priebus said, in a forceful rebuke. “I don’t think it has anything to do with our party. When someone makes those comments, obviously, it’s racist.”
It looks like the GOP leadership has bought into the belief that standing up for the rule of law is racist.