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Tue Jul 16, 2019, 08:48 PM

Reporter presses McConnell on if it's racist to tell his immigrant wife to 'go back to her country'

Source: The Hill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday declined to say if it would be racist to tell his immigrant wife to go back to her native country in response to questions about President Trump's recent attacks on four progressive lawmakers.

McConnell was pressed about the hypothetical as he addressed the criticism Trump has received for telling a group of minority congresswomen to "go back" to the "totally broken and crime infested places" they came from.

CNN's Manu Raju asked McConnell during the press conference whether he'd consider it racist if someone told his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who was born in Taiwan, to go back to the country she was born in.

"You're married to an immigrant who's a naturalized U.S. citizen. If someone was to tell her she should go back to her country because of her criticism of federal policy, wouldn't you consider that a racist attack?" Raju asked.

McConnell responded by celebrating his wife's story, noting that she came to the U.S. at "age 8, legally, not speaking a word of English."

He added that Chao "has realized the American dream, and I think all of us think that this is a process of renewal thatís gone on in this country for a very long time, and itís good for America and we ought to continue it



Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/453350-reporter-presses-mcconnell-on-whether-itd-be-racist-to-tell-his-immigrant



This question set him back for a few Yertle the Turtle blinks.

Hypocrisy, thy name is Mitch.

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Reply Reporter presses McConnell on if it's racist to tell his immigrant wife to 'go back to her country' (Original post)
Bayard Jul 16 OP
BumRushDaShow Jul 16 #1
keithbvadu2 Jul 16 #2
politicaljunkie41910 Jul 16 #8
Duppers Jul 16 #3
still_one Jul 16 #4
Eugene Jul 16 #9
progree Jul 16 #5
Duppers Jul 16 #6
progree Jul 16 #7
alphafemale Jul 17 #11
Sherman A1 Jul 17 #10

Response to Bayard (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 08:58 PM

1. He's like one the teachers in a Charlie Brown cartoon

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 09:05 PM

2. OUCH! Good one... How about Melania?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 11:00 PM

8. If it were Michele Obama, the GOP would say that she hated America; for having refused to show

deference to the American Flag. Trump and Barr would have tried to revoke Michelle O's citizenship even though she was born here in this country.

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 09:20 PM

3. His defense for his wife

The facts about his wife correspond to those of the four freshman Congresswomen: they came legally and they've positively contributed to this country. Yet he never answered the question: would he resent anyone telling his wife to go back to the shit country she came from. Instead, he, in essence, he defended immigrants. He was very careful not to comment on the racist head of his party.

So, yes, definitely "Hypocrisy, thy name is Mitch."

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Response to Duppers (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 09:53 PM

4. and that is what the reporter should have followed up on, but from what I hear they didn't

so if that is the case the reporter dropped the ball


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Response to still_one (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 11:58 PM

9. Exactly.

I wanted to yell, "Answer the damned question, Mitch!"

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Response to Duppers (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 10:46 PM

5. and three of the four congresswomen were born in the U.S.

and have no other country to "go back" to, other than the U.S., where they already are.

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Response to progree (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 10:51 PM

6. Thanks for that correction.

I knew that but senility has set in.

These racists say this to every person of color.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 10:53 PM

7. "These racists say this to every person of color." -- that is true n/t

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Response to progree (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 07:10 AM

11. And Puerto Rico is not a country.

I don't think the manic mango knows this.

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 06:42 AM

10. Mitch is truly the

South end of a north bound horse.

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