Concord - Last Wednesday before the state's House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Al Baldasaro issued a hateful tirade against some of our New Hampshire families.
He said "I wanted to make sure everyone understood here, that this legislature sold the rights of $10,000 per kid under title four, when they said that homosexual couples, not married, can adopt. So we sold each kid to a homosexual couple that's not married for $10,000." Click here for a link to the full story and a video of Rep. Baldasaro's remarks.
In response to these hateful remarks, Kathy Sullivan, Democratic National Committeewoman and former Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, released the following statement:
"Rep. Baldasaro's comments were sad, hateful and outrageous, and an attack on hardworking New Hampshire families who are trying to raise their children to be good and productive members of our community. He even reinforced his comments -- in response to calls to apologize he issued a statement full of despicable remarks about NHDP Chair Raymond Buckley."
"But equally disappointing is the Republican Party leadership's silence on this issue - silence that amounts to a tacit endorsement of Rep. Baldasaro's shameful comments and despicable behavior."
"All Republican candidates for higher office, Republican Chair John H. Sununu, House leadership, and Republican 16th District Senate candidate Rep. David Boutin should denounce these hateful, insulting remarks and demand Rep. Baldasaro apologize. A failure to do so will speak volumes about their support for his statements and his leadership within the Republican Party."
"Anything short of a full-throated condemnation of his statements amounts to clear signal to Rep. Baldasaro and other Republicans that this type of behavior is not only acceptable, but supported by the Republican Party."
Republican Party leadership's silence amounts to a tacit endorsement of Rep. Baldasaro's shameful comments and despicable behavior.