Former Republican Mississippi gov. says 'stupid' comments hurting GOP
Former Republican National Committee Chairman Haley Barbour has said that "stupid" and "offensive" comments made by one candidate can have a negative effect on others in the same political party.
Barbour was referring to former GOP Senate hopefuls Richard Mourdock and Todd Akin, who both saw their campaigns go down in flames after making controversial comments related to rape, reports Politico.
Barbour's tough comments echoed those of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who said on Thursday at a gathering of Republicans that the GOP has to "stop being the stupid party".