RELEASE: Chairman Joe Nosef Reponds to Congressman Bennie Thompson

JACKSON—MSGOP Chairman Joe Nosef issued the following statement on Congressman Bennie Thompson’s recent comments:

“Congressman Thompson made so many inflammatory, racist remarks about Mississippians & others that I unfortunately can’t comment on all of them. I will just say that over the last two 1/2 years of traveling this state nonstop I have heard about every reason under the sun to oppose Obama with the exception of any reason having to do with his race. And Congressman Thompson’s allegation that Governor Bryant opposes Medicaid expansion “just because a black man created it” is the mother of all outrageous statements. And the sad thing is since Mississippi Democrats have not disavowed his comments, they must agree. No wonder Democrat elected officials in Mississippi can’t change parties fast enough.”