Radford baker Chris McMurray, who has received a lot of media attention for declining a visit from Vice President Joe Biden, appeared on the Fox News program “On The Record” last night. He again explained why he turned down the vice president’s advance team.
“A couple of reasons. The first reason: differences in my faith, in my Christian faith and what I believe that that administration stands for,” McMurray said. “I have some differences there, but also on policy. And one of the things that was playing out in my mind was the statement that President Obama made in Roanoke last month, speaking of small businesses and entrepreneurs all over the country, saying if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. And here we are, working 16, 18-hour days; and here’s my wife who’s been up for 24 hours; and here are my kids that are resting and sleeping in the back and, yes, we are building this. And it is in its infancy stage, but we are working very hard to build it.”
Host Greta Van Susteren pressed McMurray to elaborate on his faith-based differences with the Obama administration.
“I just think the current administration stands for some things that I don’t necessarily stand for because of my beliefs in Christian faith,” he said. “I just think there are some differences in what they stand for.”
McMurray didn’t cite any specific differences and, when pressed again, said he “didn’t mean any offense to the folks in the current administration.”
McMurray said business has “exploded” since his brushoff of Biden. And his 15 minutes of fame haven’t ended. He’s scheduled to be part of Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s event this morning in Roanoke County.
– Michael Sluss