Former California Congressman Tom Campbell who has accepted campaign contributions from prominent Muslim activist Sami al-Arian who is alleged to have formed with others a terrorist support network across the United States and who pled guilty to conspiring to help associates of the terrorist group Palestinian Islamic Jihad
Well, Tom Campbell finally makes the connection that, just maybe, association with Sami al-Arian may not be such a great idea and that maybe he should say he is sorry.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Campbell apologized Friday for defending a professor at the University of South Florida in 2002 who had called for the “death” of Israel and promoted “jihad.”
At a press conference held at the start of California Republican Party convention in Santa Clara, Campbell said he had made an error in protesting the suspension of Sami Al-Arian to the university’s president.
“That was an error and I deeply regret it,” Campbell said. “I saw only the material relevant to the question of whether he was misrepresenting himself as speaking on behalf of that university. I did not see other things he had said but I could have and should have and I regret the error.”
Campbell said he had also erred in not returning donations from Al-Arian.
Well, too little said and way too late, Tom.