March 03, 2017

Duckworth Statement on Comments by Congressman Bost


WASHINGTON, DC - In response to comments Congressman Mike Bost (R-IL) made this week comparing town halls to "cleansing" by "orientals," U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement:

"Congressman Bost's remarks are offensive and hurtful to Asian Americans and Asians around the world. In addition to owing his constituents a sincere apology, he should put more thought into his words in the future. Racism has no place in American political discourse."