November 18, 2015

Clinton Supporter Invokes Internment of Japanese-Americans

Today, Mayor David Bowers (D-VA) of Roanoke invoked the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War Two as his rationale for directing Roanoke personnel to reject the resettlement of Syrian refugees. Mayor Bowers wrote that:

I’m reminded that President Franklin D. Roosevelt felt compelled to sequester Japanese foreign nationals after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and it appears that the threat of harm to America from Isis now is just as real and serious as that from our enemies then.

Mayor Bowers sits on Hillary Clinton’s Virginia Leadership Council. Just weeks ago Clinton touted Mayor Bowers endorsement of her in an announcement on the list of Mayors for Hillary Clinton. Clinton states that:

I’m honored to receive the support of more than 85 mayors across the country today—because mayors know how to get things done.

The Clinton campaign is going radio silent on the distasteful comments of their supporter. Instead of ducking questions, Hillary Clinton should follow President Reagan’s lead and apologize . After that Clinton should immediately disassociate herself from this misguided supporter.