While today’s Blade article states that no local or state Republican candidate or party member has responded to their request for comments about Iott’s participation in a Nazi re-enactment group, it’s being reported that on today’s Fox News Sunday, Republican Eric Cantor, the house minority whip did.
According to Huffington Post – LINK:
In an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” Cantor (the lone Jewish Republican in the House) said he “would absolutely repudiate” Rich Iott, the Republican nominee for Ohio’s 9th District who apparently had an affinity for donning a German Waffen SS uniform.
“What we have got now is a new crop of young leaders energized to go to Washington for the right reasons,” said Cantor. “Now Debbie [Wasserman Schultz, Cantor's co-panelist] went and launched into her attacks as to some of the reports about candidates that are running, particular the one in Ohio having to do with Nazi re-enactment. She knows that I would absolutely repudiate that and do not support an individual who would do something like that.”
At this point Wasserman Schultz urged Cantor to actually articulate his repudiation. “I’m doing it right here,” he replied. “I’m doing it right here Debbie. You know good well that I don’t support anything like that.”
LINK to Blade “Iott under fire for past Nazi re-enactments.”
For those of you who prefer FOX news as a source — they have coverage on this story as well — LINK that references Cantor’s quote and coverage from FOX Toledo LINK where Kaptur is quoted as stating, “My first reaction was shock, my second reaction was dismay, my 3rd reaction is disgust, from what I’ve seen.”