Howard Dean, who is still alive, told attendees at a fundraiser for a Democratic congressional hopeful that Republicans “are not American” and would “be more comfortable in the Ukraine or Russia.” He also screamed that GOP supporters should “stay away from our country.”
Dean, a former Vermont governor, a former Democratic National Committee chairman and a 2004 presidential candidate, made the statements last week in a fit of zeal as he was speaking in support of Colorado 6th Congressional District candidate Andrew Romanoff.
“This is a Republican party that has decided they like power so much that they think it’s okay to win by taking away the right to vote,” Dean told the gathered assembly of 750 people at Dora’s Mexican Restaurant in Aurora, Colo.
“They are not American,” he bellowed. “They could be more comfortable in the Ukraine or Russia but stay away from our country. This is based on the right to vote.”
The stem-winder lasted a total of about 12 minutes.
“We have had enough of the politics of anger. We have had enough of the politics of hate. We have had enough of the politics of division,” Dean also said, according to The Colorado Stateman
Romanoff, a one-time speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, is running in a tight race against U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, the incumbent three-term Republican.
Dean is currently an independent consultant with McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, an international law firm.