Political consultant Ed Rollins has resigned from Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole’s presidential campaign after referring to two Jewish congressmen as “Hymie boys” at a political roast.
“I can confirm to you that Ed Rollins has left,” Dole campaign spokesman Nelson Warfield said Sunday. “On the 22nd, he forwarded a letter resigning from the campaign to Scott Reed, the campaign manager.”
Rollins had spent less than a month as a unpaid political adviser to Dole’s campaign. Rollins made the “Hymie boys” crack on May 16 at a roast in San Francisco for California Assembly Speaker Willie Brown.
Two years ago, Rollins sparked an uproar when he claimed he had paid off black ministers during the New Jersey governor’s race. Rollins quickly recanted the story and said he had fabricated it.