Ted Strickland steps into controversy by cheering the timing of Justice Antonin Scalia's death


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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democratic Senate candidate, has apologized for cheering the timing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death.

“My friends,” the former governor said Monday at an Ohio AFL-CIO event in the Cleveland area, "a lot of average citizens out there don’t understand the importance of that court.

“I mean, the death of Scalia saved labor from a terrible decision,” Strickland continued, as his audience clapped and laughed. “And I don’t wish anyone ill, but it happened at a good time, because once that decision had been made it would have been tough to reverse it.”

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#2

Jeepers! I suspect he won’t get hear any critical remarks from fellow Dems.


#3

Disgusting. Justice Antonin Scalia was a wonderful Catholic who believed in living out his faith. His son is a wonderful Catholic Priest.

Total disgrace.


#4

But he has a big ol’ D behind his name, so he’s really a nice guy. I mean everyone knows that only Republicans are mean and nasty.

I’m glad he apologized, but it sad that people laughed and clapped about the the political advantage from his death.


#5

No Trump supporter can afford to be critical of the senator’s gaffe. Since I am not a Trump supporter, I can be critical. It was a poor choice of words, not to mention demeaning to the memory of Justice Antonin Scalia.


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