The Delaware District City Council Leader is calling for a public apology from Senate Republicans accusing a Democratic Candidate of Italian descent of organized crime connections.

“I am appalled that in the year 2014 the Republican Senate feels that it is in any way acceptable to equate Americans of Italian descent with criminal organized crime,” said Delaware District Councilmember Michael LoCurto. “This is a spurious attack that Italian Americans have been fighting against since we arrived in this country. Marc Panepinto is a personal friend, and these unfounded attacks are offensive and demeaning, in addition to being untrue.”