Hispanic Society: Bill Richardson Owes Hispanics an Apology (Update: CHS' Chris Salcedo talks with Andrea Tantaros)
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.
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.