Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Jake Tapper asked Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus if he is worried the GOP candidates’ immigration “tone and tenor” hurting the GOP with the Latino vote and end up costing them the White House.
Priebus said 2012 GOP nominee former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) self-deportation remarks hurt him so candidates should “proceed with caution.”
Priebus said, “Well, look, I’ve said many times the way you communicate and tone is important. Sometimes it’s not what you say, but it’s how you say it. I think all of our moms have told us that. But, look, you know, all these candidates are going to have to account for their own mouths and their own words. If you go back to 2012, it wasn’t anything another candidate said, whether it be the 47 percent or whether it be, you know, self-deportation, it was the nominee’s words that came back into play. I think at the end of the day, each candidate is going to be accountable for their own words and their own mouth. So they should proceed with caution.”
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