Last week, Tea Party activist and lawmakers within the GOP gathered near the Capitol to express their feelings against the immigration reform bill passed by the Senate.
Members of the Republican Party, including Rep. Steve King (Iowa), and Senatores Jeff Sessions (Ala.) and Ted Cruz (Texas) showed up to the rally, which spoke against a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
But it was the remarks from Ken Crow, one of the Tea Party community’s co-founders, that alarmed George Zornick of The Nation.
Zornick uploaded the clip of Crow’s remarks onto YouTube that same day, with the caption: “At a rally against immigration reform on Capitol Hill on July 15, 2013, Tea Party leader Ken Crow has some really ugly things to day about “well-bred” Americans and supposedly inferior cultures. Why won’t the media be honest about what some people opposed to immigration reform think?”
Some of Crow’s remarks during the rally are as follows:
“From those incredible blood lines of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington and John Smith. And all these great Americans, Martin Luther King. These great Americans who built this country. You came from them.”
“And the unique thing about being from that part of the world, when you learn about breeding, you learn that you cannot breed Secretariat to a donkey and expect to win the Kentucky Derby,” he said. “You guys have incredible DNA and don’t forget it.”