Romney campaign red-faced following Republican's 'send Obama back to Kenya' comment
The son of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson has been asked to apologize for suggesting that President Barack Obama must be send back to Kenya during a fundraiser event.
In a clip posted on YouTube from a Republican Party of Kenosha County brunch event, Jason Thompson commented that 'we have the opportunity' to send President Barack Obama 'back to Chicago -- or Kenya', drawing applause from the crowd.
Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus was among the other speakers, who said that 'we have an opportunity to save America' by electing Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan at the White House, the Huffington Post reports.
A spokesperson for his campaign later said that 'Jason Thompson said something he should not have, and he apologizes'.
Last Tuesday, a protest against Obama in Santa Clara, California featured similar racial undertones, including a noose, watermelons, and a sign that read "Go back to Kenya you idiot".
According to the report, Obama's Kenya ties include a distant father who was born there.