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Michigan GOP Senate Candidate Apologizes for Showing Swastika in Ad

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By    |   Tuesday, 16 October 2018 12:12 PM

Michigan Republican candidate for Senate John James on Tuesday apologized for the “terrible error” his campaign made in showing a swastika in an ad, CBS News reports.

In the ad, footage shows a school hallway with bulletin boards on the walls. A picture of a swastika can be seen on one. The ad has since been removed from YouTube, but users on Twitter were able to capture the moment.

"I was taught by excellent leaders, the best of which being my mom and dad, to do the right thing even when it's hard," James said. "We should have caught this error, and we didn't and there is no excuse."

James said that the ad used stock footage, and that his campaign hadn’t known the symbol was visible, though he added that he’s “not making any excuse. It's my responsibility to stand and denounce hatred and bigotry and take responsibility for that error and omission.”

The businessman said he will take full responsibility for whatever his campaign "does and fails to do" and made a promise to do "everything in my power to make sure this never, ever happens again."

He went on to rebuke his Democratic opponent, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, saying, that the reponse to the ad shows how she will "say and do anything to get re-elected." 

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Michigan Republican candidate for Senate John James on Tuesday apologized for the "terrible error" his campaign made in showing a swastika in an ad.
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