When a sitting senator, running for re-election, can publicly mock the death of a supreme court justice and receive no push-back or admonition, you know the world is in serious trouble. You know that common sense and common decency have left the culture. You know the fix is in, in undermining an America that stood for truth and justice, instead of corruption. Well, it happened here folks, and it is despicable.
The Washington Examiner reported:
“In about three and a half months, we’ll make a decision about who occupies the executive branch, what party controls the Senate, and growing out of those two decisions will be the future of the United States Supreme Court,” the former governor told attendees. “And my friends, a lot of average citizens out there don’t understand the importance of that court.
“I mean, the death of Scalia saved labor from a terrible decision,” Strickland said to cheers, with laughter soon filling the room as he made the joke. “And I don’t wish anyone ill, but it happened at a good time because once that decision had been made, it would have been tough to reverse it.”
And, of course, an apology makes it all better.
Strickland apologized in a statement to the Washington ExaminerWednesday morning. “That was an insensitive remark and I apologize.”
Here’s your opportunity to do something constructive to weed out the bad apples.
Strickland is trailing incumbent Sen. Rob Portman with less than three months to go until election day. According to the latest RealClearPolitics average, Portman leads the former governor by a nearly 6-point margin.
Listen to this audio and see if you think it’s OK for elected officials to make remarks like this, under any circumstances.
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