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Arkansan draws fire for Clinton comment

Johnny Rhoda resigned as Arkansas’ 2nd District Republican chairman last week.

Rhoda had come under some criticism for an answer he gave to a U.S. News & World Report writer who asked him what kind of reception Hillary Rodham Clinton could expect if she were to return to the state where her husband once was governor and she was first lady.

“She’d probably get shot at the state line,” Rhoda said. “Nobody has any affection for her. The majority don’t.”

He later claimed that the remarks were taken out of context, telling Business Insider that “perhaps I used the wrong word.”

Once, a comment like this might have been laughed off. Not these days.

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