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Will Gov. Jindal and U.S. Sen. Vitter condemn Newt Gingrich’s offensive remarks at today’s forum with Gingrich?

June 1, 2009

Gov. Bobby Jindal and U.S. Sen. David Vitter are scheduled to attend former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s New Orleans forum today — less than one week after Gingrich called President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor racist.

Last week, Gingrich wrote on Twitter, “Imagine a judicial nominee said ‘my experience as a white man makes me better than a Latina woman’ new racism is no better than old racism … White man racist nominee would be forced to withdraw. Latina woman racist should also withdraw.”

Gingrich’s remarks have already been repudiated by Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Cornyn told NPR, “I think it’s terrible. This is not the kind of tone that any of us want to set when it comes to performing our constitutional responsibilities of advice and consent.”

“Gov. Jindal and David Vitter should condemn Newt Gingrich’s offensive, shameful remarks,” says Chris Whittington, chairman of the Louisiana Democratic Party. “Will they join Senator Cornyn in defending Judge Sotomayor, or will they stay silent in support of Gingrich’s inappropriate and divisive remarks?”