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TN Lawmaker stands by "breeding rats" comment.


For the past twenty years, millions of Americans have been saying this in hushed tones or behind closed doors. Now a TN lawmaker has said it in public.

From Fox Phoenix

A Tennessee lawmaker is in hot water after making some racial remarks in session on Tuesday. Representative Curry Todd, who represents Collierville, compared pregnant, illegal immigrants to multiplying rats.

He said they are ushered into the U.S. healthcare system without being checked for citizenship. He’s angry, and so is the Hispanic community.

Over the phone, Curry Todd was not willing to formally apologize for his remarks.

He conceded his words were harsh, but he’s not getting caught up in being politically correct. This doesn’t sit well with some in the Hispanic community who believe this elected official needs to be ousted!

The conversation started about healthcare and verifying citizenship for pregnant, illegal immigrants.

“According to the federal government, we cannot ask for immigration documents or verify that information because we are providing coverage to the unborn,” said a member of the Fiscal Review Committee.

Not the answer representative Curry Todd wanted to hear.

“We can go out there like rats, and multiply them, I guess,” said Todd.

On the phone, from Nashville, Todd explained what he meant.

“Maybe my words were a little harsh on that. I probably should have used anchor babies which are what they are called in Arizona and Texas,” said Todd.

Todd is referring to pregnant, illegal immigrants who are in America, and allowed to stay to care for their babies who are born and classified as U.S. citizens.

“I don’t want to see any child not have care, but I feel they are abusing our system here because they know they can get these kids services, and the taxpayers in Tennessee are the ones having to pay for this, its not them,” said Todd.

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