They keep rolling in. Erick Erickson, founder of the influential conservative site Red State, and sometime CNN contributor, says RNC chairman Michael Steele “must resign.”
“I have heard Michael Steele’s comments regarding Afghanistan and the President,” Erickson writes.
I have read the RNC’s statement on the matter.
The RNC statement is indecipherable in the context of what Michael Steele actually said.
The war in Afghanistan is not a war of Barack Obama’s choosing. It is a war of Al Qaeda and the Taliban’s choosing. We responded.
Michael Steele must resign. He has lost all moral authority to lead the GOP.
Emphasis mine. The Republican cries for Steele’s ouster are growing. Though it’s still unclear what the fallout of his resignation would be, or who would replace him.
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