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Senator Inhofe on Lott controversy

Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe was in News on Six’s studio Sunday morning for an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation."

He commented on the controversy surrounding fellow Republican Trent Lott. "I think he got sucked into this thing and he reacted improperly - in that he was trying to be compassionate instead of just saying, ‘look - you guys are wrong - there's nothing racist about what I said - we're talking about a great man.’ Instead of that he started going sideways and disavowing some of those things that distinguish Democrats from Republicans."

The controversy started when Lott made a verbal blunder, which suggested he supported segregation.

The outgoing Senate majority leader admits his remarks were inappropriate, but says there are people in Washington DC who have been out to get him for a long time, and that many don’t like, that he's a Christian conservative.
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