There Is Outrage - but Tea Party Hispanics Silent Over Racial Slur
GOP strategist Danny Diaz told ABC News Senior Washington Correspondent Jeff Zeleny today that Republicans learned their lesson last year.
“The comment was insulting, and I think people see that and they’re rightfully offended by it,” Diaz said. “What’s happened in the past in our political discourse is Republicans haven’t been as quick as they need to be to denounce comments such as these. It’s left a really bad impression on people.”
But here is what is still missing even now: GOP Hispanic Republican comment, especially from the Tea Party wing of the GOP.
Sen. Marco Rubio’s office told ABC News that the Cuban immigrant from Florida, who some see as the Republicans’ best hope of repairing Latino disfavor with the party, is observing the Good Friday holiday and will not comment today. The staffer referred ABC News to party leadership statements from Boehner.
But Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Raul Labrador from Idaho did not answer repeated emails or phone calls on the issue.