10th District Congressional candidate Jody Hice has taken a bit of a beating over the last few days for controversial statements made in a book published back in 2012. While other media broke the news, we covered them in two posts here on Peach Pundit.
The Hice campaign issued a press release in response, including this statement:
“For the record, I believe that serving in public office is an esteemed honor, and a duty that comes with great responsibility. Therefore the decision to serve should not be made lightly, and it should be made as a family – regardless of whether the candidate is a man or a woman. Secondly, I believe our God-given right to free speech and freedom of religion should be protected at all costs and under any circumstances. To clarify, the comments made in my book were only directed toward radical Islamists that plot to wage war on our country and harm our people.”