Steele Endorses Truth Commission?

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May 18, 2009 7:14 a.m.

During his Meet The Press appearance yesterday, RNC Chairman Michael Steele appeared to say he could potentially support a Truth Commission to look into Bush-era torture — and he made the rather interesting claim that a lot of Republicans have called for this:

MR. GREGORY: Should there be a wider–should there be a truth commission? Should there be an investigation?

MR. STEELE: I think, I think you’ve heard a lot of Republicans call for that. And if this is, if this is a door that the Democrats and, and their leadership, since they have the House and the Senate and the presidency and they want to expose all of this…

GOV. KAINE: Mm-hmm.

MR. STEELE: …then let’s put it all on the table and let’s take a closer look at it.

Was this a genuine statement of policy on Steele’s part — or a gaffe as he stumbled his way through a subject he might not know that much about? For one thing, we can’t think of any elected Republican who has called for a Truth Commission.

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