Vitter Still Refuses to Condemn Judge Who Refused to Marry Interracial Couple

News & Politics

Weirder and weirder. Not only is David Vitter (R-LA) unwilling to condemn the Louisiana Justice of the Peace who refuses to marry interracial couples, he's even denying that it happened:

Q: ... elected, from Louisiana, not to have commented on the judge that refused to marry the interracial couple?

VITTER: I, I don't think that's the case, but ...

Q: Do you, have you commented? What did you have to say about it?

VITTER: Thanks.

And then there was the statement put out by his office after the video hit the airways:

"First, Sen. Vitter thinks that all judges should follow the law as written and not make it up as they go along. Second, it would be amazing for anyone to do a story based on this fringe, left-wing political hack’s blog — he’s been handcuffed and detained in the past over his guerrilla tactics."

Huh. Interesting strategy -- guy who was diapered grouses about guy who was handcuffed. I'm not sure that's the best way for Vitter to distract attention from his refusal to condemn overt racism in his home state.

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