Saturday, October 28, 2006

HuffPo: GOP’s Mike DeWine Voted to Support Hateful Apartheid Regime

Mike DeWine has had tough week -- bad polls, RNC withdrawing support, his ads being pulled. Now, he’s being blasted for his vote in favor of the apartheid South African government when he was in the house.

GOP'S MIKE DEWINE VOTED TO SUPPORT HATEFUL APARTHEID REGIME...
Huffington Post | Posted October 27, 2006 02:12 PM

GOP Senate candidate Mike DeWine voted in 1986 to prevent important sanctions against the white apartheid regime in South Africa.

Dewine, along with then Congressman Dick Cheney, voted in the minority against removing the sanctions. DeWine lost in the successful 313-83 veto override, a veto sponsored by President Reagan that was labeled weak and in favor of the South Africa's disgraced President [Roll Call vote 390, HR 4868, September 28th, 1986, Passed 313-83, DeWine Voted Nay].

Even republicans Sen. McCain, Rep. Sensenbrenner, and Newt Gingrich voted to keep sanctions in place. DeWine was ridiculed in his party for his position. Reaction in South Africa was even harsher, sparking Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu to tell the Christian Science Monitor, "President Reagan will be judged harshly by history." (9/29/86)

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