Major General George A. Custer
'This state is going to hell'
GOP leader in trouble after blasting New Mexico governor for dishonoring General Custer by meeting with Native-Americans.
RNC leader Pat Rogers sent the email to Governor Susana Martinez's staff on June 8
General George Armstrong Custer is notorious for his role in the bloody 18th century Indian Wars.
A liberal activism group is calling for Rogers to resign over his comments
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As a leader looking over at the enormous size of your "so called enemy" would you grab your sword and order your much smaller group to follow you into a battle when everyone knew the outcome from the beginning?
Or would you have waited for your on coming reinforcements?
George Armstrong Custer did not become a cruel, vicious, opinionated, stupid, foolish general during the Indian Wars of the 1860s-1870s.
He was cruel, vicious, opinionated, stupid and foolish as Civil War General George Armstrong Custer during the Civil war, so get over it!
Republican National Committee leader Pat Rogers has found himself in hot water after sending an email lambasting New Mexico Government Susana Martinez for dishonoring the memory of infamous Civil War General George Armstrong Custer by meeting with Native-Americans.
Custer is notorious for taking part in the muddled Indian Wars of the 1860s-1870s that took the lives of scores of members of the Cheyenne, Lakota and other tribes. He was killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876.
‘The state is going to hell,’ Rogers, a GOP lobbyist and recent member of the RNC Executive Committee, wrote in a June 8 email to Martinez's staff.
In hot water: Activists are calling on RNC leader Pat Rogers to step down following the release of an email he sent making incendiary comments about American Indians
The email was sent to senior members of Martinez’s administration after the governor met with New Mexico’s Native-Americans in June.
Martinez, who is widely considered to be the rising star in the GOP, is required by law to attend the annual state-tribal leaders summit, according to Progress Now New Mexico.
Governor Susana Martinez's
‘Col. [Allen] Weh would not have dishonored Col. Custer in this manner,’ he went on to say, referring to the Republican candidate for governor who was defeated by Martinez in the 2010 election.
The email was obtained by Independent Source PAC and released by ProgressNow New Mexico, a liberal advocacy organization, which has called on Rogers to step down over his incendiary comments, Indian Country Today reported.
‘Such a blatantly racist statement against our native people is offensive from anyone, but to come from a national GOP leader and lobbyist for some of our country’s largest corporations is indefensible,’ Progress Now New Mexico’s executive director Pat Davis said in a statement.