9:34 am April 5, 2010, by jgalloway
From ABC’s “Good Morning America” earlier today:
Embattled Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said he won’t resign despite calls for him to step down amid reports of the group’s excessive spending, adding that he and other African-American leaders such as President Obama have a slimmer margin of error because of their race.
“The honest answer is, ‘yes,’” he said on “Good Morning America” today. “Barack Obama has a slimmer margin. A lot of folks do. It’s a different role for me to play and others to play and that’s just the reality of it. But you take that as part of the nature of it.”
Here’s the video:
The Washington Post offers up some choice words on Steele’s comments, from White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs:
“That’s a fairly silly comment to make,” Gibbs told reporters. “I think Michael Steele’s problem isn’t the race card, it’s the credit card.”
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