DES MOINES, IOWA — Progress Iowa today called on Congressman Tom Latham to apologize for laughing at and refusing to stand up to Jan Mickelson’s comments about ‘pistol whipping’ the Nuns on the Bus during his appearance on Mickelson’s radio show on Friday.
When Latham appeared Jan Mickelson’s radio show, Mickelson joked about whether the Congressman had the authority to pull over the touring Nuns on the Bus to pistol whip them. Congressman Latham’s only reaction was laughter, followed by saying ‘It’s always fun to be on your show.’ Follow this link for the full audio.
“It’s never acceptable for anyone to support violence — especially our elected leaders,” said Matt Sinovic, executive director of Progress Iowa. “Congressman Latham should apologize and make it crystal clear that he would never condone ‘pistol whipping’ religious sisters.”