Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ted Strickland of Ohio is apologizing for remarks appearing to celebrate the death of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (AN’-toh-nihn skuh-LEE’-uh).
In audio of an appearance Monday before the AFL-CIO in Cleveland, the former Ohio governor is heard saying he didn’t “wish anyone ill” but Scalia’s death “happened at a good time” for union workers. The crowd laughs.
Scalia’s son, Christopher, tweeted: “Stay classy, @Ted-Strickland and you ghouls giggling along.”
Strickland said in a statement Wednesday the remark was insensitive “and I apologize.”
The high court deadlocked four times after Scalia’s death, including in a major union case over a nearly four-decade-old practice that lets public-sector unions collect fees from non-members to cover collective bargaining costs.
Strickland seeks to unseat Republican Rob Portman this fall.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
farmer john says
Just remember this phony president comes out and says Scalia died of a heart attack……my ass!
These demons are liars, thieves and murderers…..!
You are right!! Scalia was a union HIT. DISGUSTING STRICKLAND needs to be disqualified.
We need to make sure this indecent Strickland never gets a political seat again. He is so inappropriate and so ignorant.
Randy Jackson says
This jerk is another Fnnnnn dumboRAT scumbag.
This must be a requirement for an Ohio Governor.
However, the error in this statement is that one doesn’t have to be a democrat to be an Fnnnnn Ohio Gov.
Wouldn’t you agree Kasich?
Kasich thinks Cops are Idiots. Ohio seems to have some ”Mean,’ Hate Filled Officials making their ”decisions.”
Obama had something to do with his Death, Along with the Clintons
Can you imagine the feeding frenzy the media would have if Donald Trump had said something along those lines?
Donald L Girton says
A democrat says something ridiculous and says…..I misspoke…..I did not mean what I said. The media says ok and this is over. A republican says and does exactly the same thing and the media goes ballistic! How can any thinking person deny the hypocrisy that takes place every day? DO NOT BELIEVE THE MEDIA! Trump is much closer in this than they will admit!
How about the Murder of 4 Patriots in Benghazi and all you get from Corrupt Hillary, ”What Difference at this point does it make?”
Glen E. says
How can a normal human being not be revolted by the people of the DEMONcratic party of today??!!
Justin W says
Democrats seem to be about as classless of people as possible. If a Republican celebrated the death of a liberal jurist there would be a lot of calls for their resignation or dismissal.
People, remember this GODS word says where 2 are in agreement it shall be done. So lets come together and agree that GOD will deliver us from this enormous over taking of evil in our government & in our government & our country. We are not only just 2 but are millions that can ask GOD to deliver us from all of this evil and corruption. GOD says ask _ it shall be done because his word does not come back void. So, let’s all join together and pray.