WASHINGTON – Eric Holder, the nation's first black attorney general, defended Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday over racial remarks the senator made about Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign.
Holder told The Associated Press that Reid is a good man, and as Holder put it: "I don't think that there is a prejudiced bone in his body."
Reid apologized to Obama and a handful of black political leaders after a new book reported he was favourably impressed by Obama during the campaign and, in a private conversation, described the Illinois senator as a light-skinned African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."
Holder told The AP that the remark "is unfortunate but I don't think that there is a prejudiced bone in his body."
The attorney general quickly added that he thought the remark was unfortunate "in the sense that it's created this controversy and raised questions about a man I don't have any doubts about myself."
What a joke this is, if Reid had been a Republican would the Dems be letting him off the hook?
No frickin way.