Sharpton cuts Reid some slack

Rev. Al Sharpton, a frequenter of racial controversy conversations, sent this statement about Sen. Harry Reid’s reported "Negro dialect" comment aimed at President Barack Obama.

STATEMENT BY REVEREND AL SHARPTON ON COMMENTS MADE BY SENATOR HARRY REID REGARDING PRESIDENT OBAMA

"I have learned of certain unfortunate comments made by Senator Reid regarding President Barack Obama and have spoken with Senator Reid about those comments. While there is no question that Senator Reid did not select the best word choice in this instance, these comments should not distract America from its continued focus on securing health care or creating jobs for its people. Nor should they detract from the unquestionable leadership role Senator Reid has played on these issues or in the area of civil rights. Senator Reid’s door has always been open on hearing from the civil rights community on these issues and I look forward to continue to work with Senator Reid wherever possible to improve the lives of Americans everywhere."

Reverend Al Sharpton, President National Action Network

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