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News Monday, Sep 9 2013

VIDEO: GOP Rep. Steve Womack criticizes constituent for Mexican flag

Sep 09, 2013

In a town hall meeting last week, Arkansas Republican Rep. Steve Womack criticized a young constituent for discussing the issue of immigration while wearing a Mexican flag.

TRANSCRIPT (at 4:50): I don’t want to put this gentleman on the spot, but it does, just a little bit — okay, honestly, more than a little bit — it does strike me as a bit odd that I would get a question as to why we shouldn’t just automatically make it legal for people who didn’t come here under a legal circumstance with a flag of another country draped around his neck. [APPLAUSE] I wanna say this to you, that, this is just some good old friendly advice that if you want to win friends and influence people on the issues that you’re talking about, I would suggest a little different approach in terms of my attire when I’m appealing to an audience like this. That’s just a little friendly advice.

Published: Sep 9, 2013

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