An Orange County Republican official, Marilyn Davenport, made a public apology Monday in the wake of demands for her resignation. The California NAACP had been demanding her resignation since she emailed colleagues a photo depicting President Barack Obama as a chimpanzee. Click thru to see the unbelievably racist offensive picture!!!
Marilyn Davenport, a tea party activist and member of the Republican Party of Orange County, released a statement apologizing, but did not address her future on the central committee.
“I humbly apologize and ask for your forgiveness of my unwise behavior,” the statement said. “I say unwise because at the time I received and forwarded the email, I didn’t stop to think about the historic implications and other examples of how this could be offensive.”
In the statement, Davenport also quoted the Bible and said she was “an imperfect Christian” who tried to “live a Christ-like honoring life.”
“I would never do anything to intentionally harm or berate others regardless of ethnicity,” she said. “I will not repeat this error.”
The controversial photo shows the president’s face superimposed over the head of a baby chimp in a chimp family photo. The caption beneath the picture read, “Now you know why — No birth certificate!”
Davenport said she found the picture amusing because of the questions surrounding the president’s origin of birth.
“It was a private email from her private house to some private friends,” said Tim Whitacre, a member of the central committee. “I am not defending the email. No one is defending the content of the email. What I am defending, I know this lady’s mindset and her heart. I know there’s nothing in her history that would say racist.” Um, well there is now!!!!
Davenport should resign — an apology just doesn’t suffice!