Apparently Congressman Murtha doesn’t no when to shut up…
Just days after classifying western Pennsylvania as racist, Murtha took a step back from those comments, albeit a small one.
“What I said, that indicted everybody, that’s not what I meant at all. What I mean is there’s still folks that have a problem voting for someone because they are black,” Murtha said.
Murtha said the history of southwestern Pennsylvania is rife with racism.”This whole area, years ago, was really redneck,” Murtha told Channel 4 Action News.
Murtha believes there is one segment of the population which is holding on to its racist beliefs and he said it’s difficult for them to change. Murtha said it may be even more difficult for them to vote for Sen. Barack Obama for president.
“Particularly older people. They want change but they don’t want to see things go too far,” Murtha said.
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