October 16, 2018

LIE DOWN WITH DONALD...:

Iranian-Americans Demand Lindsey Graham Apologize for 'Disgusting' and Racist Insult  (Jon Queally, 10/16/18, Common Dreams)

Graham's comments were made on Fox & Friends and his "casual bigotry"--which earned him laughs with the hosts--drew immediate outrage among those who recognized them for what they were (or cared):

In a statement, Jamal Abdi, president of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), said the comments were "racist," "absolutely disgusting," and disqualifying for a sitting U.S. senator to  make. 

"This is not the first time that Graham has made bigoted remarks about Iranians," Abdi continued. "In 2015, he said 'I know Iranians are liars' based on his experience in his dad's pool hall. If you dread the notion of Iranian ancestry and believe all Iranians are liars, you are hopelessly bigoted and unfit to serve in the U.S. Senate where votes affect tens of millions of Iranians and millions more of Iranian ancestry in the diaspora."

Posted by at October 16, 2018 5:21 PM

  

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