LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Founder and President of BOND Action, released the following statement today calling on Michael Steele, Chairman of the RNC, to resign. The following is Rev. Peterson's statement:
"Despite the hope that many Republicans see in a Scott Brown victory, the Republican Party has a serious problem -- namely Michael Steele. In the short time since Steele was elected -- he's acted less like a friend and more of a foe to conservatives.
"On election eve, anticipating a Brown victory in Massachusetts, Steele claimed that the RNC 'has been working very diligently behind the scenes' (prematurely taking credit for the victory). Whatever effort Steele put into Brown's campaign, it's too little too late for him. Steele has allowed his ego and need to be liked by liberals get in the way of being an effective Party Chair:
- Earlier this month, Steele appeared on Sean Hannity's TV show and stunned everyone when he announced that the GOP couldn't win back a majority in the House in 2010.
- In November of 09', the RNC Chairman appeared on TV One, a liberal black network, and reinforced the lie that white Republicans are fearful of blacks.
- In March of 09', he appeared on CNN with a liberal host and dismissed Rush Limbaugh as an 'entertainer' whose show is 'incendiary' and 'ugly.'
"When some Republican leaders rightfully criticized Steele for his slams against Republicans, Steele told them to: 'Get a life... If you don't want me in the job, fire me. But until then, shut up.'
"Michael Steele is a weak leader and he needs to resign or be fired. We need someone who's not afraid to boldly promote strong conservative Republican ideas. The only reason Steele is still RNC Chair is because he's black and the party is terrified of the implications of firing him.
"The Republicans have a serious leadership problem with Steele at the helm and they had better correct it, or what could be a historic November election could instead be a disaster, and in 2012 Barack Hussein Obama -- God forbid -- could even be re-elected!"
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