RNC Chairman: Cliven Bundy ‘100 Percent Wrong On Race’

In this Jan. 24, 2014, photo, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is seen at the RNC winter meeting in Washington. The dueling faces of a conflicted political party were on display for all to see at... In this Jan. 24, 2014, photo, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is seen at the RNC winter meeting in Washington. The dueling faces of a conflicted political party were on display for all to see at the just-concluded RNC meeting. The reminder of the divisions comes a year after Priebus published a report aimed at modernizing the party and boosting its ranks, and as Republicans eye their best chance at taking control of both houses of Congress since 2002. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) MORE LESS
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Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus on Thursday slammed Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s comments about “the Negro” and whether African-Americans would be “better off as slaves.”

“Bundy’s comments are completely beyond the pale. Both highly offensive and 100 percent wrong on race,” Priebus said in a statement on Thursday.

Though many prominent Republicans initially rallied around Bundy after his standoff with the federal government, most have now condemned his recent remarks.

Priebus told the conservative “Coffee and Markets” podcast on Thursday morning that Bundy’s remarks would not hurt Las Vegas’ chance to hold the Republican National Convention.

“The convention decisions are made in pretty much a vacuum. It’s not Las Vegas’ fault,” he said.

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