Monday, January 30, 2012

DNC Chair’s Statement on RNC Chairman’s Comments Comparing the President to Italian Cruise Ship Captain

By DNC Press

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on RNC Chairman Reince Priebus comparing President Obama to the captain of the Italian cruise ship that wrecked earlier this month:

“Chairman Priebus should be ashamed of his comments comparing President Obama to the captain of the wrecked Italian cruise ship. That he would compare the President of the United States with a man now charged with manslaughter for his actions shows a lack of respect for the President that is beyond the bounds of appropriate political discourse. More importantly, it shows a galling lack of sensitivity for the victims of this tragedy and their families, as well as those still living in anguish because their loved-ones are still missing.

“Chairman Priebus crossed the line. People died, and he is exploiting and making light of a tragedy for political purposes. I call on Chairman Priebus to apologize for his comments and for the hurt he may have caused in making them."

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