MN Senator: The GOP Isn’t Bigoted Against “Polacks”

The Independent reports:

A Minnesota state senator’s defense of the Republican Party was complicated when he used a derogatory term for Polish people. State Sen. Mark Johnson was arguing in a speech on the Senate floor that Republicans had good faith objections to a bill that would allow undocumented Minnesotans to obtain driver’s licenses.

“There are holes in this bill. We’re not calling groups any names. What we’re saying is we need to protect Minnesotans. Doesn’t matter what your race, your color, your creed, Norwegian, Polack, Somalian, you name it. But folks, we have concerns about this — and when we bring those concerns up on the floor, tonight we were called white national racists.”

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