Hawaii GOP Chairman on Republican Candidate: “I unconditionally denounce...I strongly urge all Hawaii Republicans to join me in disavowing her candidacy"

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    Aug 22, 2016 2:07 AM GMT
    http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/32805595/republican-congressional-candidate-apologizes-for-incendiary-comments-toward-japanese-peopleThe Hawaii Republican Party has disavowed a controversial Congressional candidate who has posted racist and vulgar attacks online.

    Candidate Angela Kaaihue is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.

    In the primary election, she got nearly 7,500 votes to best her Republican challenger and proceed to the general election.

    Earlier this year, the candidate garnered attention for her distasteful campaign signs.

    Now, she's under fire for offensive, vulgar and racist social media posts.

    Kaaihue doesn't deny posting the incendiary comments, including toward Japanese people. In an interview with Hawaii News Now, she did apologize, but also seemed to justify her posts.

    "I truly regret posting that about Japanese people. I don’t think all Japanese people are bad, I just think that the non-Christian Japanese people,” Kaaihue said in a phone interview.

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    Aug 22, 2016 8:48 AM GMT
    Hawaii should not be a star on the American flag, as it's an occupied country.
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    Aug 22, 2016 11:53 AM GMT
    That is up for debate. However Hawaii is a star on the American flag because it is a US state.
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    Aug 22, 2016 11:44 PM GMT
    I don't know anything else about this GOPer but in this regard....

    THIS IS A REPUBLICAN WHO I CAN BE PROUD OF

    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/292253-hawaii-gop-chairman-denounces-republican-challenging-rep-gabbardChairman Fritz Rohlfing said GOP House candidate Angela Kaaihue’s remarks about Gabbard's and former Rep. Colleen Hanabusa’s religion are not representative of the Republican Party, and urged other Republicans in the state to “disavow her candidacy.” Kaaihue also criticized Gabbard's appearance.

    “Her vulgar, racially-bigoted, and religiously-intolerant descriptions of Democratic Party candidates are offensive, shameful, and unacceptable in public discourse,” Rohlfing said in a statement. “I unconditionally denounce her despicable statements. I strongly urge all Hawaii Republicans to join me in disavowing her candidacy."

    Last week, Kaaihue took aim at the two Hawaii Democrats over their religion; Gabbard is Hindu and Hanabusa is a Buddhist...