LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The head of Kentucky's Libertarian Party said party leaders are not ready to take action against U.S. Senate hopeful Sonny Landham for a series of anti-Arab and anti-Muslim remarks.
Ken Moellman said on Saturday a decision on whether Landham would run as a Libertarian on the November ballot against U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democrat Bruce Lunsford would come on Monday or Tuesday. He was speaking on "The Weekly Filibuster," an Internet radio program on politics with student panelists.
In an interview Thursday with The Associated Press, Landham advocated turning away Arabs from entering this country and said the U.S. should have bombed Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran and Afghanistan after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. He repeatedly referred to Arabs and Muslims using offensive language.
His comments were similar to those he had made a day earlier on "The Weekly Filibuster."
Addressing Landham's comments on Saturday, Moellman said, "Obviously the party does not stand for that."
He described the Libertarian Party as "pro-immigration or pro-legal immigration."