May 18th, 2014
06:18 PM ET
7 months ago

Romney calls for NH police commissioner to apologize, resign for Obama slur

(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.

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.


Filed under: Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • President Obama
soundoff (500 Responses)
  1. Premal ad. Shah

    Mr. Romney, where were you all this time when your party has been using the Presidents name and standing as a football, as a shoe?

    May 19, 2014 01:31 am at 1:31 am |
  2. Rick

    The clown's 82.......there's no way he's gonna change now. He's sick. Let him croak.

    May 19, 2014 01:36 am at 1:36 am |
  3. gregoryjwiens

    Thank you Mitt. There is no place in America for Evil words like this coming form a Police Commissioner none the less.

    May 19, 2014 01:43 am at 1:43 am |
  4. frsi

    Romney's right on this none.
    That small minded, ignorant little man has no business being in a position of public responsibility. He's really screwed up.

    May 19, 2014 01:44 am at 1:44 am |
  5. Dave Seavy

    Why do people say "N Word?" We're not so stupid as to not know what it means, and it's silly. As soon as I read it, and I'm certain I'm not alone, I immediately think of the actual word. Why not just come out and say what was said, instead of acting like it's hidden behind some code? Blacks call each other n igger; I never hear them call each other "you n-word."

    May 19, 2014 01:44 am at 1:44 am |
  6. Michael

    He should tell romney to kiss his patooty.

    May 19, 2014 01:44 am at 1:44 am |
  7. Donald Sterling

    I think Donald Sterling got set-up, he did say racially insensitive comments, but this guy is racist and should resign and apologize.

    May 19, 2014 01:50 am at 1:50 am |
  8. Gaza

    Romney wins points for this.

    May 19, 2014 01:50 am at 1:50 am |
  9. Bill Davis

    They are going to kick Romney out of the GOP.

    May 19, 2014 01:51 am at 1:51 am |
  10. SPQR

    This individual said more about himself than anything else.

    May 19, 2014 01:52 am at 1:52 am |
  11. Keith

    Racism is alive and well in America.

    May 19, 2014 01:55 am at 1:55 am |
  12. CommonSense

    A Massachusetts liberal who had lived in the town for four months managed to not mind her own business, and has ruined the town, now.

    Figures that Romney, another Massachusetts liberals, would butt in.

    May 19, 2014 02:00 am at 2:00 am |
  13. Bubba

    What an ignorant racist old man. As a police commissioner there is no way he can be unbiased towards blacks while performing his duties since he has such racist views. He should immediately be removed from office.That man is such an obvious racist there is no way a black person charged with any crimes in that police jurisdiction could have possibly gotten a fair shake. Every black person who was ever convicted of a crime in that police jurisdiction should have their case reviewed. It's quite apparent racism is rampant in that police jurisdiction if the top cop is such a blatant racist. It's very likely evidence was planted, testimony was false, confessions coerced etc. in cases against blacks.

    May 19, 2014 02:08 am at 2:08 am |
  14. Anonymous

    hmmmmm Romney might be a decent fellow after all .... Im impressed.

    May 19, 2014 02:24 am at 2:24 am |
  15. An American with a Brain

    so decertify the police department

    May 19, 2014 02:30 am at 2:30 am |
  16. thenitenurse

    Wow! At least the guy isn't hiding is racism like some people tend to do.

    May 19, 2014 02:33 am at 2:33 am |
  17. UmpireSam

    so just decertify the police department the state police can do that.

    Also the Democrat and Republican National committees can ban Candidates from visiting that town during the primaries
    Those folks crave the attention

    May 19, 2014 02:34 am at 2:34 am |
  18. D

    PRUDENT MITT, but unfortunately your religion says the same thing.

    May 19, 2014 02:40 am at 2:40 am |
  19. jeffndenmark

    Obama is a criminal, a liar, and a con-man. He deserves all the derision and contempt possible.
    Good for this old gentleman for not backing down.

    May 19, 2014 02:47 am at 2:47 am |
  20. Uncle Jimmy

    Every, man woman and child has a right to say what they think-although in today's social environment it is generally wiser to think about what you intend to express and how you intend to express it before doing it. As is often said even a fish would not get into trouble if he kept his mouth shut.

    May 19, 2014 02:51 am at 2:51 am |
  21. mark

    The n word is disrespectful, but where is the line drawn between free speech and political correctness? It seems like there should be a standard punishment for racial slurs. We have seen those with money crucified but what if some average person says something racially charged? I'm not saying it's right but I am saying it's unfair.

    May 19, 2014 02:56 am at 2:56 am |
  22. Joseph

    I love how people like this dont think their filthy attitudes are also something wrong with this country.

    May 19, 2014 02:56 am at 2:56 am |
  23. Razz

    Just a guess here but... Probably not going to occur.
    Just Say'n.

    May 19, 2014 03:00 am at 3:00 am |
  24. ynotblue

    Romney defending Obama, who saw this coming? Perhaps Romney wants to become the Obama successor?

    May 19, 2014 03:03 am at 3:03 am |
  25. Carl Maletic, Architect

    Thank you Mr. Romney. You are gentleman of class.

    May 19, 2014 03:12 am at 3:12 am |
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