Following revelations of more racist and bigoted social media posts by CA-10 Republican nominee Ted Howze, DCCC Chairwoman Cheri Bustos released the following statement calling on House Republican leadership to rescind their endorsement of Howze.
“Bigotry has no place in society — let alone the U.S. House of Representatives. But Leader McCarthy and NRCC Chairman Emmer are standing behind Ted Howze despite his long history of hateful and racist rhetoric. If Mr. McCarthy and Mr. Emmer are truly interested in embracing diversity, they’ll rescind their endorsements of Howze and stop their efforts to bring a new Steve King into the House Republican Caucus. But instead, all we have heard from them is silence.”
Leader McCarthy and NRCC Chair Emmer have refused to comment on Howze’s bigoted posts despite claiming they are seeing to diversify the House Republican caucus. Politico’s report on Howze’s bigotry follows speculation that McCarthy may allow Congressman Steve King to re-join House Committees following his statements sympathizing with white supremacists.
During the 2018 election cycle, then-NRCC Chair Steve Stivers withdrew its support for a New Jersey House candidate following reports of his disparaging comments about African Americans and Latinos.