Election 2012

Tommy Thompson's Son Apologizes for "Back to Kenya" Crack

Directed at Barack Obama's roots


The son of  Senate candidate and former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson has reportedly apologized for his back-to-Kenya reference to President Obama that drew laughter and light applause during a brunch attended by  Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus in Rep. Paul Ryan's district.

In a video from Sunday's Republican Party brunch posted by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jason Thompson said, "We have the opportunity to send President Obama back to Chicago, or Kenya."

One woman in the video can be heard saying, "We're taking donations for that Kenya trip."