Speaker Boehner Slams Young for “Wetback” Comments and Calls Remarks “Offensive”

Here is what Talking Points Memo just published at 11:35 AM EST today:

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) offered a sharply worded reprimand for Rep. Don Young on Friday, demanding the Alaska congressman apologize for using a racial epithet to characterize migrant workers.

“Congressman Young’s remarks were offensive and beneath the dignity of the office he holds,” Boehner said in a statement.”

Boehner was referring to what Young said during an interview on Alaska public radio:

Young issued a statement after his radio remarks, where he said that he “meant no disrespect,” but apparently Boehner wants to see a little more from Young.

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