Bobby Jindal On Whether Obama Loves America: It’s ‘Immaterial’

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February 19, 2015 5:14 p.m.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) won’t join the chorus of politicians denouncing former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani (R) for saying President Barack Obama doesn’t love America.

In a statement titled “Gov. Jindal Refuses to Condemn Mayor Giuliani,” the Louisiana governor wrote, “The level of the President’s love for our country is immaterial at this juncture.”

“The gist of what Mayor Giuliani said – that the President has shown himself to be completely unable to speak the truth about the nature of the threats from these ISIS terrorists- is true,” Jindal said. “If you are looking for someone to condemn the Mayor, look elsewhere.”

White House spokesman Eric Schultz on Thursday afternoon dismissed Guiliani’s remarks, saying simply that it was a “horrible” statement to make.

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Here’s Jindal’s full statement:

I realize that the Democrats and many in the media are all atwitter over Mayor Giuliani’s comments. Perhaps he should have chosen different phraseology for his remarks. The level of the President’s love for our country is immaterial at this juncture. What President Obama has obviously demonstrated for everyone is that he is incapable of successfully executing his duties as our Commander in Chief. The gist of what Mayor Giuliani said – that the President has shown himself to be completely unable to speak the truth about the nature of the threats from these ISIS terrorists- is true. If you are looking for someone to condemn the Mayor, look elsewhere.

(H/t: Zeke Miller)

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