Romney Camp Condemns Racist Taunts at RNC

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"This situation could happen to me at the Democratic convention or standing on the street corner. Racism is a global issue," CNN camerawoman Patricia Carroll said in an interview with the Maynard Institute about the Republican National Convention incident in which attendees taunted and threw nuts at her. She's right — it could have happened anywhere, but it did happen at the RNC, a place where the absence of people of color was widely noted, and the quality of the Republican Party's relationship with minority voters was up for debate all week long. So, it's no surprise that the Romney campaign — even though it obviously wasn't behind the incident —  has made sure to aggressively condemn it.

Since two Republican National Convention attendees were ejected for hurling racist taunts at an African American CNN camerawoman, the Romney campaign has been in repeated contact with the network, senior Romney campaign adviser Russ Schriefer said on a conference call with reporters Thursday morning.

Those talks have included apologies, Schriefer said.

"We thought it was absolutely deplorable. We condemn it in any way–to the highest possible way. That behavior is just reprehensible, so we have–we could not be more clear on that," Schriefer said. "There were immediate and continued conversations and apologies with CNN did take place."


Read more at ABC News.

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