A small but vocal group of Democratic voters from central Florida, most of them Puerto Rican, protested against Republican Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite for recently labeling Puerto Ricans as “foreign citizens,” and saying they should not be eligible for tax rebates, even though they are Americans by law.
That was just the beginning, her controversial remarks continued when she issued a press release this morning suggesting that Puerto Ricans “cool off” by visiting the Weeki Wachi water park.
A screen cap from Brown-Waite's website:
Implying, of course, that Puerto Ricans do not pay taxes to the federal government. Nice.
Orange County Republican Chairman Lew Oliver told 10 News late Thursday night that Brown-Waite's comments are “Unacceptable, outrageous, and ignorant. An unconditional apology is in order.”
Why? Your party is founded on fearing black and brown people. Embrace it, dude.