Ted Strickland steps into controversy by cheering the timing of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death

by Henry J. Gomez | cleveland.com  |  published on August 11, 2016

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democratic Senate candidate, has apologized for cheering the timing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death.

“My friends,” the former governor said Monday at an Ohio AFL-CIO event in the Cleveland area, “a lot of average citizens out there don’t understand the importance of that court.

“I mean, the death of Scalia saved labor from a terrible decision,” Strickland continued, as his audience clapped and laughed. “And I don’t wish anyone ill, but it happened at a good time, because once that decision had been made it would have been tough to reverse it.”

Audio of Strickland’s remarks was recorded by the NTK Network and shared Wednesday morning by the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the right-leaning America Rising PAC. Strickland, through his campaign, issued an apology within hours.

“That was an insensitive remark and I apologize,” Strickland said.

  • Rodney Steward

    I wonder who had him killed, Hellary or Opey to get the 2A through the SCOTUS!

  • CharlieSeattle

    It’s no insult to say a dead man is dead.

    Odysseus: to Achilles

  • The Redhawk

    SO other than FOX news which other Station has repirreed this ABOMINATION by this FAILURE as a HUMAN BEING???

    • Glenda Jordan

      Reported on Newsmax last night….Steve Malzberg Show

      • The Redhawk

        Any of the BOVINE DROPPINGS major Networks??? CNN??? BSNBC???? NY yi,es?? Wash COMPOST?? LA Times?? USA to day?? NAHHHH!!!

        • Glenda Jordan

          NAHHH…of course not!! I knew what you meant-I’m just a Newsmax fan so took the opportunity to throw lil something out there for them.

          • The Redhawk

            YEAH.. Obama and the Clintons have SHUT down REAL NEWS just like they sHUT down the FBI Clinton Foundation Investigation via that AWOL DOJ!!!

  • SD of AZ

    Tacky, tacky tacky dem wit dems. What else can one say about a governor who behaves so poorly. The only excuse he has is his dem wit dem lemming mentality! That explains his lack of taste and timing? NOT!

  • TeaPartyPatriot

    I wonder if we would be castigated if we cheered the demise of the TRAMP, the 0webomb, nasty nancy, boxer and a host of other D’genrats. or if the media would support us for public office like they are doing for this clown.

    • The Redhawk

      Do not forget to include Harry the Weasel Reid…STRICKLAND was Probably the WORSE GOVERNOR ever to be Elected in OHIO

  • GrizzMann

    Once that decision had been made it would have been tough to reverse it.” Yeah, like the Dred Scott decision and Roe v. Wade?

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