Thursday, January 12, 2006

NYYRC Calls on Sen. Clinton to Denounce Belafonte's Comments

For Immediate Release, January 12, 2006
Contact: Jen Saunders
Email: pr@nyyrc.com

THE NEW YORK YOUNG REPUBLICAN CLUB, INC. CALLS ON SENATOR CLINTON TO DENOUNCE HARRY BELAFONTE'S COMMENTS ON BUSH

(New York, NY) The New York Young Republican Club, Inc. (NYYRC) calls on Senator Hillary Clinton to denounce singer Harry Belafonte's recent remark that President Bush is "the greatest terrorist in the world."

Senator Clinton is scheduled to appear with Belafonte at a Children's Defense Fund luncheon on January 12 honoring Susan Thomases -a longtime friend of the Clintons' who was investigated in the Whitewater probe.

Clinton has previously offered support to Belafonte's anti-American rhetoric. According to Newsmax.com, on September 22, 2005, Belafonte told the Congressional Black Caucus that "Our foreign policy has made a wreck of this planet." Clinton's response to his outrageous speech: 'What Harry said is so important." At this same event, Rep. Rangel compared President Bush to the racist 'Bull' Connor.

NYYRC President Dennis Cariello stated, "If Senator Clinton is going to make public appearances with Belafonte, she owes it to her constituency to denounce Mr. Belafonte's outrageous statements against the President." He continued, "Otherwise, she should be held to account for such views, as if they were her own."

The New York Young Republican Club, Inc., is a not-for-profit political organization that exists to bring Republicans aged 18-40 together to discuss the Republican Party platform and aid the Republican in the education of the public about the Republican agenda and the promotion of Republican candidates for office. To find out more about the New York Young Republican Club, Inc. please visit the Website at http://www.nyyrc.com.

Jen Saunders
Public Relations Chair
New York Young Republican Club, Inc.
www.nyyrc.com

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