Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn says that his campaign did not actually read a controversial article comparing black Republicans to Jewish Nazi collaborators before tweeting it several times to the public.
Quinn has been under heavy fire from the Jewish and black communities since the Washington Free Beacon first reported that his campaign had tweeted—and then quietly deleted—several messages urging backers to read a Chicago Sun Times article that compared conservative black voters to Jews who collaborated with the Nazis.
Quinn—who would not address the controversy during a Holocaust memorial event yesterday evening—had his campaign issue a statement claiming that nobody on staff “thoroughly” read the article before tweeting it out several times.
“We retweeted a local publication’s news story on Twitter last week before thoroughly reading it and didn’t realize there was an inaccurate and offensive sentence in the story,” the Quinn campaign said. “When it was brought to our attention, we immediately deleted the tweet.”
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Retreat: Illinois demo Gov. Walks back tweet of story comparing black Republicans to Jewish Nazi collaborators...
don't have the balls to own it.