Young Issues Another Apology for “Wetback” Comments: “There Was No Malice in My Heart”

After getting slammed by fellow Republicans, Alaska congressman Don Young issued another statement this afternoon about “wetback” comments he gave in a local radio interview. Here is what Young said in a statement:

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CREDIT: The Shannyn Moore Show

I apologize for the insensitive term I used during an interview in Ketchikan, Alaska. There was no malice in my heart or intent to offend; it was a poor choice of words. That word, and the negative attitudes that come with it, should be left in the 20th century, and I’m sorry that this has shifted our focus away from comprehensive immigration reform.

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