Don Young Apologizes For His ‘Poor Choice Of Words’

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March 29, 2013 11:59 a.m.

Rep. Don Young (R-AK) apologized for describing migrant workers as “wetbacks” in a statement on Friday.

“I apologize for the insensitive term I used during an interview in Ketchikan, Alaska,” he said. “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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