RPI: Hoffmann: Harkin Should Apologize For Comments In Defense Of Chavez

Contact: Sarah Sauber


DES MOINES – Today, Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Ray Hoffmann called on Iowa’s junior Senator, Tom Harkin to apologize for his comments defending Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s United Nations speech where he called President George W. Bush the devil. (Radio Iowa, 9/21/06)

“Senator Harkin’s comments are outrageous and Iowans deserve an apology. The world should know that this is not reflective of how Iowans feel,” said Hoffmann.

Hoffmann concluded, “We expect more from Senator Harkin than defending outlandish, out of line comments against our President.”