MNGOP Secretary Chris Fields: "Nothing offensive" about Chisago GOP's slavery post
|Fields (right) doesn't think the Chisago County GOP has anything to apologize for.|
Not so fast, MNGOP Secretary Chris Fields says.
Here's what Fields, a 2012 congressional candidate who raised eyebrows last month when he compared Obamacare to Jim Crow laws, told the Star Tribune about the Chisago County fiasco:
Minnesota Republican Party secretary Chris Fields said in an interview that he found "absolutely nothing offensive about that (Facebook) post."Given that at least one recent post on the Chisago County MNGOP page confuses "it's" and "its," we suspect Chris is being a little too charitable in his assumptions how much American history Republican officials up there are familiar with.
Fields said that as an African American man he finds slavery reprehensible but saw the post as a reminder that the Republican Party started as an abolitionist party, at a time when Democrats supported slavery.
Although he said the posting would have benefited from further explanation, he added: "I'm not going to condemn that posting."
h/t -- Bluestem Prairie
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