MINOT, N.D. — The North Dakota Republican Party has strongly condemned the racist and bigoted remarks made in a chat group organized by an affiliate group called the North Dakota Young Republicans.
In a Telegram group chat, members of the group casually used homophobic slurs and other types of bigoted language without any complaint from the membership which included a number of prominent activists, party officials, elected officials, and candidates for elected office.
“The NDGOP flatly condemns the offensive statements made by a group of Young Republicans this week on their chat platform,” the statement from the party reads. “We have always encouraged diversity of thought and respectful discourse, along with respect for our political opponents. What we saw this week does not stand in any way, with the views of the NDGOP or the Republican Party.”