Speaking at a press conference this morning, the Congressman expressed his feelings against the idea of Republicans trying to repeal what his office refers to as "the landmark Affordable Care Act" but is more commonly known as Obamacare to the rest of us hard working people. OK, he has the right to voice his opinion on the bill. But does he have the right to pull the racist card on Martin Luther King Jr Day? Now most of you are jumping up right now and saying that you saw the interviews he did and at no time did he pull the racist card. You are right......if you watched the English language news.
Now I was watching Univision Canal 26, a Spanish language station, at 5 PM today when I witnessed the interview where the Congressman said that people were against the healthcare bill because they were racist.
"un porcentaje del pueblo nacional esta en contra de Presidente Obama.....No estan de acuerdo que este una persona de color en control del pais"
Translation: A percentage of the people nationally are against President Obama.....They do not agree that a person of color should be in control of the country. He also goes on and says that "they" have used wrong information and misinformation to criticize this healthcare bill. Who, the racist?
I can't believe any person in Congress, man or woman, would make accusations like that on a day like this. After what happened in Tuscon and all the anti-rhetoric rhetoric he goes on Television and does this. He is the same Congressman who was on KVIA Channel 7 last Sunday who echoed the Pima County Sheriff's statement that said that we couldn't have "free speech without consequences". It is just another example of "do as I say and not as I do". But unfortunately the local media will not pick up on it. They will give the Congressman a pass and he can go along his merry way without being held accountable for his words. Welcome to good old El Paso......the land of the Libs.