HLN Advisory Members Condemn Obama Chief Strategist For His Offensive Remarks to Hispanics
Axelrod Recently Said the Nomination of Hispanic Senator Marco Rubio Would be an 'Insult' to Hispanic Voters
WASHINGTON, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Members of the Hispanic Leadership Network's National Advisory Committee are calling out Obama chief strategist David Axelrod for his offensive comments recently made on Univision.
Axelrod said on Al Punto, "I think it would be an insult to the Hispanic community to choose Senator Rubio if he thinks that that is somehow - if Governor Romney thinks that's sort of a get-out-of-jail-free card for all of the things and the positions that he's taken."
Seven members of HLN's National Advisory Committee issued the following statement in response, including Governor Jeb Bush, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart; Carlos Gutierrez, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce; Rosario Marin, former U.S. Treasurer; Jovita Carranza, former U.S. Deputy SBA Administrator; Mario Rodriguez, Chairman of Hispanic 100; and Massey Villarreal, CEO Precision Task Group, Inc.
"The Obama campaign's claim is offensive to Hispanics. A Hispanic has never been nominated to a major presidential ticket. The nomination of one would be an honor, not an insult. Senator Rubio is a public servant and a rising star in U.S. politics. As such, he deserves respect – even if one disagrees with his political ideology.
"What is clear is that the policies of this Administration have not been working for Hispanic Americans. The Administration broke its promise to Hispanics to deliver comprehensive immigration reform and Obama's economic policies have led to 11% Hispanic unemployment. What is truly insulting is this Administration's record in the Hispanic community."