Report: Nevada GOPer Calls Black Colleague ‘Colored Man’ During Hearing

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March 18, 2015 3:59 p.m.

Nevada state Assemblywoman Michele Fiore (R) reportedly referred to a black colleague as a “colored man” on Tuesday during a committee hearing on voter identification laws, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper.

Fiore referred to Assemblyman Harvey Munford (D) as the first “colored man to graduate from his high school,” according to the Review-Journal report.

The assemblywoman, who argued that stricter voter-ID laws would not disproportionately affect minority voters, also said, “We’re in 2015 and we have a black president, in case anyone didn’t notice,” according to the newspaper.

Fiore was recently in the news for saying that “hot little girls on campus” need guns to protect them from sexual assault.

h/t ThinkProgress

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