The Conservative Hispanic Society released the following statement moments ago.

Governor Bill Richardson owes Latinos an apology

On ABC this weekend, former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson made a repugnant comment.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/05/05/bill_richardson_on_ted_cruz_i_dont_think_he_should_be_defined_as_a_hispanic.html

In a response to the question, “Do you think he (Senator Ted Cruz) represents most Hispanics with his politics?” Richardson said this:

“No, no. He’s anti-immigration. Almost every Hispanic in the country wants to see immigration reform. No, I don’t think he should be defined as a Hispanic. He’s a politician from Texas.”

The Conservative Hispanic Society condemns, in the strongest terms, Bill Richardson’s attempt to give the extreme left-wing the power to determine who should be defined as “Hispanic”.  We’ve seen this pattern all-to-often from liberals.  The NAACP, allows black conservatives to be savaged while propping up black leftists.  Now, Richardson, a “loud-mouthed leftist Latino” is trying to muzzle a “liberty-loving Latino” like Senator Cruz.

CHS has a message for Governor Richardson:

“The ability to determine who is Hispanic and who isn’t, is beyond your pay-grade.  If you’d attended Mass more often instead of worshiping at the altar of liberalism, you might get that.  CHS demands an apology from the former governor.”

Update: CHS Executive Director Chris Salcedo talks about immigration, President Obama’s trip to Mexico and Bill Richardson’s comments with Andrea Tantaros.