U.S. Rep. Howard Coble, R-6th, about Japanese Internment during World War II

Rep Coble, on a radio show talk show on February 4th, condoned the internment of Japanese Americans. His so called apology followed, but he doesn’t say he was wrong.


 

The following comes from Ken Narasaki and I’ve been following it in the Rafu Shimpo. Remember when Trent Lott made those veiled comments supporting segregation?  He went all over the place making apologies and said he would not resign his seat as Senate Majority Leader.

OK, here’s a great example of the black test:  Rep Coble, on a radio show talk show on February 4th, condoned the internment of Japanese Americans.  His so called apology followed, but he doesn’t say he was wrong.

I’m super steamed now because in the Rafu I just got tonight, Sam Chu Lin (our reporter friend) interviewed Rep. Mike Honda who called Cole and tried talking sense into him.  Cole informed him that he was the one in charge of opposing the redress bill in ’87!  Honda, Reps Robert Matsui and David Wu wrote a letter on Friday asking for a meeting with Cole. Matsui also called Cole.
Cole just responded saying he didn’t have time!
The audacity of this sonuvabitch!  Karen Narasaki and John Tateishi, our friend at the JACL, have called for his resignation as head of the committee that decides treatment of Arab Americans vis a vis terrorism.

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