California Democrat, Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) is on the case, calling on Bush to condemn Robertson's remarks.
The release her office issued is after the jump
For Immediate Release
Barbara Lee Calls on Bush to Condemn Robertson Remarks
State Dept. Head of Public Diplomacy, Karen Hughes, Has Appeared on 700 Club
(Oakland, CA) - Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) issued the following statement today, calling on President Bush to condemn Pat Robertson's remarks calling for the assassination of Hugo Chavez, the democratically elected leader of Venezuela, in light of the fact that the Bush administration's recently named Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and former Bush political advisor, Karen Hughes, has appeared on Robertson's show, the 700 Club:
"President Bush should quickly and clearly condemn Pat Robertson's call for the assassination of the democratically elected leader of Venezuela, particularly since his new Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy, Karen Hughes, has appeared on Robertson's show.
"It is especially important in the current struggle against terrorism that the Bush administration send a clear message that America stands for the rule of law and democracy, not lawlessness and murder, and it is incumbent on the President to condemn the ideology of hatred and lawlessness, wherever it raises its head.
"As a person of faith, I am deeply offended by Mr. Robertson's remarks. The call for murder from someone who claims to be a man of God is an insult to people of faith everywhere."