The Huffington Post reports
In an interview Monday with Univision, the nation's largest Spanish-language network, Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele distanced the Republican Party from SB-1070, Arizona's controversial immigration law:
CMF: How do you say that Hispanics are relevant (important) for your party, when you just approved a law in Arizona against immigrants?
STEELE: Well, let's be clear. The actions of one state's governor is not a reflection of an entire country, nor is it a reflection of an entire political party. The governor and the people of Arizona made a decision that they thought was in their best interest, and that's the beauty of a republic, that's who we are.Michael Steele Distances GOP From Arizona Immigration Law: It's Not 'A Reflection Of An Entire Political Party'
Oh, htanks a lot, Steele. Poll say that Arizona law actually is the
"reflection of an entire political party"—Republicans support it massively.
Huffington Post suggests a motive for this stupid statement.
Most other national GOP figures have defended the legislation and sharply criticized the Obama administration's lawsuit against Arizona. Many Hispanic Republicans in Arizona, however, have denounced SB-1070, and Steele's comments may be an effort to live up to his pledge to increase diversity in the Republican Party.
Perhaps it's Michael Steele who isn't the "reflection of an entire political party."