(CNN) - Mitt Romney is calling on a police commissioner to apologize and resign after using the N-word to describe President Obama
"The vile epithet used and confirmed by the commissioner has no place in our community: He should apologize and resign,” Romney said Sunday in a statement provided to CNN.
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Robert Copeland, 82, is the police commissioner in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire - where Romney owns a home and spends a lot of time.
On Thursday evening Copeland refused to apologize at a town meeting for using the term.
The Boston Herald first reported Romney's statement.
Psst, CNN....we all know you still love him but what he thinks is kinda pointless now. He lost.
Good for you, Gov. Romney.
Good for you, Gov. Romney. Yes, this person should resign, there is NO place for that type of language in public office.
True nature of Republicans. At least Romney is standing up against this police commissioner.
Thank you Governor Romney!
finally something Romney says I agree 100 percent with!
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Well...we all know he won't resign. Besides Mitt, I bet he voted for you.
As one commenter said previously, this guy is 82 and still at war with Japan. And can't figure out why blacks are allowed to sit at the same counter as him.
Mitt, what about free speech? The gentleman spoke his mind, did not hurt or inflict damage on anyone or anything except sensibilities of liberals so who cares?
What a joke to have such a hateful police commissioner.
indeed he should
I agree. Admitting you said something and then saying you meant it doesn't mean you're absolved of being a racist. All it means is you took ownership of your stupidity.
The N WORD needs to be removed by ALL races. Considering Russian still call black people that WORD due to them only knowing BLACK people by that word and through rap music it is NEVER going realistically happen.
I obviously had to reason to have ever heard of this guy, nor to want to know who he was after I heard about this incident a couple of days ago. Now that I see him, without playing the video, I think we all just need to give up on him and let him die in peace and take his opinions with him. There is no fixing someone's prejudice at that age, and I am certainly not wanting to get an old man fired (racist or not). President Obama is stronger than a little slur.
Well good for you... But you know you are breaking with the other members of your party.
This white dork is just another example of why the GOP is unable to police their own . . .and it will haunt them again in 2016.
Why should the man step down since it is the way all the people in the town feels about black people. He should stay as a symbol of the GOP. The GOP are what we knew them to be.
Romney is a good guy.... I like him... if he would have been democrat, he would have win presidency in 2008 and now.
At least, before too long, these old racist jerks will all be DEAD! It can't happen soon enough for me.
Conservatives being conservative.
Right call by Romney.
What a coincidence! They just discovered a huge dinosaur fossil.
Although as a Dem I'm politically opposite of Gov. Romney, I've always believed he's a decent man. He's proven it here.
The only fitting word that comes to mind when I see this guy face is "cracker" but I suspect that is about as racist as this creeps slur against Obama!