A Republican candidate for a Senate seat in Arkansas says he doesn’t think he needs to apologize for comparing embryonic stem cell research to Nazi experiments on Jews during the Holocaust.
Curtis Coleman, one of eight Republicans running for the nomination to challenge Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln, on Thursday stood by his statement that embryonic stem cell research was similar to “what the Nazis did to the Jews.”
Coleman told radio host Thom Hartmann on his nationally syndicated show that he wasn’t sure why an apology would be needed for the comment.
Coleman is the chief executive officer of Safe Foods Inc. in North Little Rock and managed former Gov. Mike Huckabee’s unsuccessful 1992 Senate bid. He made the stem cell comment during an interview with a Little Rock television station earlier this week.