Former GOP Chief Greer Apologizes to Obama, Says Many in GOP Are Racist
The president's words to schoolchildren were fairly innocuous, and after they were delivered, Greer even said, "It's a good speech. It encourages kids to stay in school and the importance of education," after the text of the speech was released.
Of course, Greer resigned as chairman four months later and is now facing six felony charges for allegedly siphoning money from the party and into his own hands.
He has nothing to lose by attacking the party and released a statement today condemning certain forces in the party as being racist.
Here's a portion of the written statement Greer released:
"In the year since I issued a prepared statement regarding President Obama speaking to the nation's schoolchildren, I have learned a great deal about the party I so deeply loved and served. Unfortunately, I found that many within the GOP have racist views and I apologize to the President for my opposition to his speech last year and my efforts to placate the extremists who dominate our party today. My children and I look forward to the president's speech."Greer didn't elaborate on which party members he believes are racist.