The Nigerian ambassador to the United States on Thursday decried Sen. Ted Cruz’s joke earlier this week that “Nigerian email scammers” built the government’s health care exchange website, saying his comments are offensive and demanded an apology.
Ambassador Ade Adefuye told POLITICO that Nigerians are “disappointed and shocked” by Cruz’s comments.
“We deplore the statement, and we demand an apology, and we demand it be withdrawn,” Adefuye said.
Whatever could have prompted the senator to refer to "Nigerian email scammers"? And if that weren't enough a Democrat perceived in all this an even more hidden and deplorable purpose.
Cruz (R-Texas) made the remarks Monday night in Houston at a “Welcome Home” event with tea party supporters. The following day, Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.) criticized the comments and said they appeal to a “backward” part of Cruz’s base that believes the president is from Africa.
Insulting those fine Nigerian folk and subtly hinting Obama is from Africa.
Oh, the shame.http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/nigerian-ambassador-ted-cruz-98814.html