Boehner Demands Apology From Republican Congressman
House Speaker John Boehner wants Congressman Don Young of Alaska to apologize for calling Latinos “wetbacks.”
Boehner on Friday morning demanded Young apologize for the remarks he made to a local radio station, in which he said that his father “used to have 50 to 60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes” on their family ranch.
“Congressman Young’s remarks were offensive and beneath the dignity of the office he holds,” Boehner said in a statement Friday. “I don’t care why he said it — there’s no excuse and it warrants an immediate apology.”