Friday, May 27, 2011

Herman Cain Backs Off Of Prior Anti-Muslim Statement

The Iowa Independent reports that Herman Cain, former CEO of Godfather Pizza and a candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination, is backing away from a statement he previously made that he would be uncomfortable appointing a Muslim to his cabinet or as a federal judge because Sharia law does not belong in our government. Appearing on Fox News Glenn Beck's radio program, Cain said that his remarks had been misconstrued.  He told Beck:
I immediately said, without thinking, ‘No, I would not be comfortable.’ I did not say that I would not have [Muslims] in my cabinet. If you look at my career, I have hired good people regardless of race, religion, sex gender, orientation and this kind of thing.