A former Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in this year’s Massachusetts special election is publicly apologizing for denouncing two conservative activists and comparing them to the Klan. Gabriel Gomez targeted Rob Eno and Christopher Pinto, calling them two examples of people he would not want his kids growing up to be, and swiping at their “level of ignorance and intolerance,” even going so far as to compare them to the Klan.
Eno captured the comment Gomez left on Facebook.
Soon afterwards, Gomez took down the Facebook post and profusely apologized, saying he “failed to live up to the standard of discourse every leader should strive for.”
However, in an interview with the Boston Globe, Gomez insisted he was “obviously not” talking about the Ku Klux Klan, because, “if I wanted to refer to the Ku Klux Klan, I would have just said KKK.”
[photos via Gabriel Gomez, Rob Eno]
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