Republican Rep. Mark Walker of North Carolina blamed President Obama for his own choice to support President Donald Trump.
Walker, who is a Baptist minister, told CNN why he supported thrice married casino mogul who has been accused of sexually abusing 19 women:
After eight years of the Obama administration… Things like the former president saying “God bless Planned Parenthood.” Those kinds of things riled up the evangelical base.
The speech cited by Walker was a speech to Planned Parenthood in 2013 when Obama said, “Thank you Planned Parenthood. God bless you. God bless the United States of America.”
Walker tried to distance the Republican Party away from Steve Bannon who was a former White House aide and campaign manager chosen by Trump:
I probably shouldn’t say this on CNN or even out loud but I will tell you this, the Steve Bannons of the world, that kind of language and rhetoric, that’s not who we are. Republicans have to be willing to call out when there is certain language used with undertones to our friends and neighbors of all the communities we serve. We have to have the boldness to say “that’s not right.”