(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.
I knew Obamney was the same person.
He's 82 why is he still in that office anyway. Sometimes in order to effect change the old have to move and let the young take over. My god what is wrong with generation A.
In watching the video of the guy, it is very obvious to me that he is suffering from early dementia. The family needs to help him. Let's move on considering that he has a sickness. He does need to be removed from office because of his dementia.
Great job Mitt, you're not so bad after all
Kudos to Mr. Romney for standing up for common decency. Racial or ethnic slurs are unacceptable in a civilized society. And please don't throw up free speech. There is a difference between intelligent disagreement, and showing yourself to be a fool.
FoxNews will have a cheese and wine party for this guy and the rancher. Will be a real hoot.
Thank you, Mitt, for standing up for what's right. I remember McCain doing that. It makes me proud of these politicians in a time where nastiness & vulgarity seem the norm. I wish more of our politictians would learn some manners.
Instead of an apology..how about a small smile
If the town is really upset, they should force his removal from office right now. If it is an elected position, call for a speciL election. If he is hired, demand from his superiors that he is fired. That would prove to me that the town is truly outraged. Until then, it is just talk.
I believe him 47%, lmao, you talk about the pinnacle of hypocracy, here it is, dressed in opulence, and perfect English.
Thank you, Governor Romney, for showing class. I voted to reelect the President, but I'm grateful that you're willing to break the GOP's silence on this disturbing event.
As a republican there is no reason even for an 82 year old man to use this type of slur on anyone. This man needs to apologize and still needs to step down or be fired.
And CNN calls for every ounce of racism to be kept in the spotlight as long and often as possible, as long as it fits the narrative by being perpetrated by whites or christians and directed towards minorities.
Hey, coming from Romney, this is a compliment for Pres. Obama. Besides, Mr. Police Commissioner, the president is half Caucasian.....so there!
He's old and succumbed in the previous racial era. Leave him alone and let him die off like the rest of them :-/
I am impressed that Mr. Romney took the time to publicize his opinion and wish other lawmakers would come out and do the same. NO matter what your political affiliation, this kind of behavior should have no place in our society. It is vile and does not speak well for this police commissioner who should set an example to those he is responsible for nor does it speak well for the town he represents and the mayor and councilmen who let him get away with it.
Romney should apologize for being such a loser of a vice president. The man can't even talk without a Tele-prompter telling him what to say, and he still butcher's that. Him and Obama should apologize for the many civil American liberties they have destroyed in there time in office. They just set America back 2 decades. Good job idiots.
Silence!!! I love this country.
I dont think he should apologize at all. Do any of the rappers apologize when they use the "ninja" word? Telling someone they cant use a word because of the color of their skin defines racist...does it not?
Isn't it wonderful to see how hate and rage are prospering?
Who is Mitt Romney? Sounds vaguely familiar in a 'past lives' sort of way.
Foxlite must be in heaven this morning picking from all the illiterate hateful rants against the POTUS on this topic. I know the uneducated trailer dwellers won't disappoint.
Ok, GOP, can we finally now start accepting that the far-right's hatred for Obama stems from racism, and nothing else?
Sounds like Romney is simply trying to get a bit of publicity with this.....
Copeland has sent a message of unfair treatment and racial bias in his community. He should be fired. No politician is going to defend this man.