(Oklahoma City)- Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman Matt Pinnell this week expressed his disappointment in the Obama Administration for neglecting to issue a statement marking the 17th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma Democratic Party Chairman Wallace Collins chose this disgusting rebuttal when asked by Fox News for his comment:
"Is he forgetting the fact that the bombing was done by somebody of his bent – in other words a right-winger?" Chairman Collins didn't stop there, he continued with this callous response: "If Timothy McVeigh were alive today, he most likely would be a Tea Partier.”
"Chairman Collins has stooped to a new low with his latest remarks. This is as offensive and despicable as they come," said Chairman Pinnell. "To imply that a deranged madman who killed 168 people including 19 children is someone like me, a 'right-winger,' is way over the line. He should immediately apologize for making that statement."
Congressman Lankford, asked to comment by Fox News, had this to say: "That was not some act of rightwing extremism – that was an act of absolutely anti-government radicalism that is not condoned by any party.”
"There are conservatives all across this state that believe in the limited government and founding principles that the Tea Party champions," continued Pinnell. "By linking this radical maniac to the conservative cause, Collins has no doubt deeply offended a majority of Oklahomans and the conservative base across the country in the process," concluded Pinnell.