Illegal Immigration,  Politics

Illegal Immigration Watch: Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Calls Senate Bill Amendment “RACIST”

Washington Times: Reid calls language proposal racist

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid called a proposal to make English the official language “racist” on the Senate floor yesterday.

“This amendment is racist. I think it’s directed basically to people who speak Spanish,” the Democrat said during the already tense debate over immigration reform.

Moments later, the Senate approved the measure on a 63-34 vote. Virtually all Republicans were joined by 11 Democrats to approve the largely symbolic amendment. Immediately following that vote, the Senate approved a second amendment, declaring on a 58-39 vote that English is the “common and unifying language.”

Such proposals enjoy overwhelming support among American voters.

A poll by Zogby International earlier this year found that 84 percent of Americans say English should be the official language of government operations. The same poll found that 77 percent of Hispanics agree
And it’s a bipartisan issue, according to the poll, which found that 92 percent of Republicans and 82 percent of Democrats approve making English the country’s official language.

Mr. Reid’s charge of racism caused a stir of whispers in the Senate chamber and gallery, and Sen. James M. Inhofe, the Oklahoma Republican who offered the amendment, was clearly offended.

So, Senator Reid plays the “Hispanic Race Card” and gets called on it.

Learning English is a small sacrifice to be an American citizen.

Senator, you are way out of line!

Expose the Left has Reid: Making English The Official Language Is “Racist” 

Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) went to the floor today to voice his opinion against the Inhofe amendment that would make English the official language of America. Reid said the “amendment is racist” and is directed to “people who speak Spanish”:

SENATOR HARRY REID: I have affection for my friend from Oklahoma, but I have the greatest disagreement with him on this amendment. While the intent may not be there, I really believe this amendment is racist. I think it’s directed basically to people who speak Spanish.


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