Let's not forget Virginia GOP also gave us George Allen.
Goode refuses to apologize for letter
He says he won't back down from or retract comments on Muslims
BY REX BOWMAN
TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER
Friday, December 22, 2006
ROCKY MOUNT -- Amid a political storm that now includes threatening phone calls, U.S. Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr. reiterated yesterday that he will not apologize for a letter he wrote that laments the influx of Muslims to America and the use of the Quran in Congress.
In a news conference at the Franklin County courthouse where a contingent of deputies guarded the doors, Goode, R-5th, told reporters that he will not back down from the views he expressed in the letter, which include his fear that one day "many more Muslims" may be "elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran [an alternate spelling]."
On Tuesday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations called for Goode to apologize, and since then other Islamic groups have sought an apology.
"I do not apologize, and I do not retract my letter," Goode said in a rising voice.
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