Rep. David Howard, R-TEA Park City, wrote of Judge Richard Cebull, who sent the racist email:
“Thank you for exercising your unalienable right of Free Speech. May God Bless you in everything you do.”
Rep. Ken Peterson, R-TEA Billings, said he doesn’t think emailing around racist content “reflects in any way on his ability to be a judge.”
Rep. Jesse O’Hara, R-TEA Great Falls, said he is “100% in agreement with Peterson.”
Judge Cebull emailed a racist joke about President Obama’s mother. He told his friends he found the racist joke “touching” and so had to send it on. Several Montana newspapers and watchdog groups are calling for Cebull to resign.