Friday, March 29, 2013

GOP congressman uses slur to describe Sen. Ted Cruz

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) Republican U.S. Rep. Don Young of Alaska says he "meant no disrespect" by a term he used to describe Sen, Ted Cruz during a wide-ranging interview. 

In a statement Thursday, Young said that during an interview this week with KRBD Radio in Ketchikan, he used a term that was commonly used during his days growing up on a farm in Central California. The congressman says, in his words, "I know that this term is not used in the same way nowadays and I meant no disrespect."
Young used the term "wetback" to describe Sen Ted Cruz from Texas.

The congressman says he has "compassion and understanding" for Sen Ted Cruz and  "the hurdles he faced in obtaining citizenship." the country must tackle the issue of immigration reform.

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