Ted Strickland (D), the former Ohio governor running for Senate in the state, is facing criticism after joking that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death “happened at a good time.”
Strickland’s comments, which came during a speech at an AFL-CIO event in Cleveland, were uploaded to YouTube Wednesday and quickly circulated by Republicans.
“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 said at the Monday event.
“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.”
Ok. Well, not for Scalia. That’s for sure.
Oh, and Donald Trump made a stupid joke, his campaign fibbed about it, and it won’t matter. Stupid is bipartisan. h/t Instapundit