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.