Will NHGOP Finally Condemn His Vile Rhetoric?
Concord - After disgraced former Republican House Speaker Bill O’Brien compared the Fugitive Slave Act to health reform, the Concord Monitor called O’Brien’s language “despicable” and “nothing short of obscene.” The Nashua Telegraph called them a "stain on the New Hampshire House," and adding that New Hampshire Republicans should state if O'Brien's views "represent those of the party."
Yet a week later, O'Brien has refused to apologize for his shameful comments and instead doubled down on them in a op-ed in the Concord Monitor this morning. Meanwhile there has been silence from Senator Kelly Ayotte, from Republican State Senators Jeb Bradley and Peter Bragdon, and from Republican State Rep Gene Chander - who are letting the former Speaker taint their entire party with his chilling words.
New Hampshire DNC Member Joanne Dowdell asked New Hampshire Republicans to refute his offensive and chilling language.
The full text of O'Brien's op-ed is below.
My Turn: From the ‘Monitor,’ prejudice, divisiveness, ignorance