While liberals go to extraordinary lengths to look for ways to interpret innocuous comments from President Trump as being “racist,” it’s truly fascinating how when one of their own is caught red handed being TRULY outright racist, they are instantly forgiven – no harm, no foul.
As reported by FoxNews
A Democratic candidate for governor of Illinois is apologizing for racially insensitive comments captured on an FBI wiretap between him and then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
The billionaire businessman candidate, J.B. Pritzker, was heard suggesting Blagojevich appoint Secretary of State Jesse White to a Senate seat, calling him the “least offensive” African-American.
Pritzker, who’s considered the frontrunner in the March 20 primary, said Tuesday he regretted portions of the conversations recorded during a decade-old investigation of Blagojevich, who’s now imprisoned for convictions that included trying to trade an appointment to Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat for campaign cash.
“I regret the conversations in many ways, the words that I used, and the things that I didn’t say on that call that I would have preferred to have said. … I can do better and I have,” Pritzker said. “I clearly made a mistake that day and I clearly wasn’t my best self.”
Pritzer’s family has influenced Chicago politics for decades. His sister, Penny, served as commerce secretary under Obama.
White, who’s supported J.B. Pritzker’s candidacy, stood beside him during Tuesday’s news conference. Other black lawmakers joined them.
On the recording, Pritzker suggests Blagojevich appoint White rather than other African-Americans, including Jesse Jackson Jr. or Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. He says doing so “covers you on the African-American thing.”
He continued, “Of all the African-Americans that I can think that are sort of like qualified … and people will say ‘Oh — that’s, you know that’s, that’s a pretty good pick,’ the one that’s least offensive and maybe gets you the most because it gets you that secretary of state appointment is Jesse White.”