Republican Senate candidate Tommy Thompson’s campaign says his son apologizes for suggesting voters in the fall election should send President Barack Obama back to Kenya.
Jason Thompson, the son of the former Wisconsin governor, was caught on camera Sunday making those remarks duing a brunch hosted by the Kenosha County Republican Party.
“We have the opportunity to send President Obama back to Chicago — or Kenya,” said Jason Thompson, an attorney at a large Milwaukee law firm.
The comment drew laughs from the crowd, with one woman jokingly adding, “We are taking donations for that Kenya trip.”
The video was taken by a Democratic Party operative and posted at BuzzFeed Politics on Sunday…
Jason Thompson, 38, has been involved in his father’s efforts to win a Senate seat and has represented the candidate at some events…
Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin is running against Thompson. Her campaign’s spokesman, John Kraus, said Monday that the Thompson campaign is becoming increasingly desperate and dishonest.
The candidate himself “has not apologized for these comments, nor has he disavowed them,” Kraus wrote. “Thompson needs to start taking responsibility for what his campaign says and does.”
Style overcomes substance in every aspect of this presidential campaign. Nothing whatsoever new about a Republican surrogate – or some other flunky – adding to the stream of racist innuendo characteristic of that Party.
Just the usual jovial country club get-together and passing around jokes about those other people.