Cliven Bundy’s blatantly racist rant alienates some conservative supporters
Renegade cattle rancher Cliven Bundy put his booted foot in his mouth the other day when he offered his bigoted views on what he called “the Negro.”
Consequently, Republican politicians have begun to backtrack on their support of Bundy’s anti-government campaign.
The New York Times reported Wednesday that Bundy’s daily speech to his supporters the other day included these remarks about African-Americans:
They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton…And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.
A spokesman for Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada said the senator “completely disagrees with Mr. Bundy’s appalling and racist statements, and condemns them in the most strenuous way.”
Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said Bundy’s “remarks on race are offensive and I wholeheartedly disagree with him.”