After getting lambasted all day by Democrats, Hudson County GOP Chairman Jose Arango issued a statement in response.
“I apologize if I said anything incorrectly or that was interpreted as disrespectful in any way,” Arango said. “Ms Silva’s gender has nothing to do with her lack of qualifications for the office of Lt. Governor. She is unqualified for many reasons, mostly her absence of goverment experience or even interest on voting. As a Latino, I take the democratic process as a serious act and a great privilege, but her gender in no way factors into the equation. I will take this moment to remind Ms. Buono that I supported Gov. Christie Whitman more than 20 yrs ago and many women in elected office. Again Ms. Silva is in no way qualified to serve as a Lt. Governor but never did I intend to suggest it has anything to with her gender.”