BEDFORD (CBS) – Gabriel Gomez did not apologize Friday for calling Rep. Ed Markey “pond scum.”
Gomez, a Republican running against the Democratic congressman for the vacant U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts, is upset with Markey’s latest campaign ad.
The spot blasts Gomez for criticizing President Obama’s release of information about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
An image of Gomez appears next to photos of bin Laden in the commercial.
“I’ve got four young kids, and they gotta sit there and they gotta see an ad with their dad – who served honorably, talk to anybody I served with – whether as a pilot or as a SEAL, anybody I worked with. And for him to be as dirty and low – pond scum – to like to put me up next to bin Laden, he’s just gotta be called what he is,” Gomez told a reporter at the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce Thursday.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports