Tell Congresswoman Jenkins why she should not have apologized. (HERE).
A Republican congresswoman apologized Thursday for saying that her
party is looking for a "great white hope" to counteract President
Obama's political agenda.
Kansas Rep. Lynn Jenkins told the Lawrence Journal-World that she
did not intend to make a racist comment, and was simply saying that
"Republicans have been suffering in recent years and we need a bright
"Obviously I was discussing the future of the Republican Party in
response to a question about is there any hope for Republicans,"
Jenkins said. "I was explaining that there are some bright lights in
the House, and I was unaware of any negative connotation. If I offended
somebody, obviously I apologize."
Thinking About A New Party
Jenkins had been criticized for saying at
an August 19 forum in Kansas that the GOP needs "to find the great
white hope" to help the party succeed in the future.
"Republicans are struggling right now to find the great white hope,"
Jenkins said. "I suggest to any of you who are concerned about that,
who are Republican, there are some great young Republican minds in
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