Chris Mapp wants to be the next senator from the state of Texas and he’s borrowing a page from Ted Nugent, spouting racial slurs and crude insults. And to show you just how out of touch this guy is, he endorsed people shooting “wetbacks” in front of a major newspaper editorial board.
A Republican hopeful for the U.S. Senate who used a racial slur to describe undocumented immigrants has defended the language as “normal” in South Texas.
Chris Mapp, a Port O’Connor businessman, stood by his comments that “wetbacks” should be shot by ranchers and that President Barack Obama is a “socialist son of a bitch” — remarks that have created a national stir among both parties…
Mapp, 53, first made the remarks at an editorial board meeting with the Dallas Morning News last week, but told the San Antonio Express-News on Friday that using the derogatory term for Mexican immigrants is as “normal as breathing air in South Texas.”…
“That is way out of bounds and I can’t imagine many people in Texas, much less Texas Republicans, voting for that guy,” said Robert Stovall, the chairman of the Bexar County Republican Party. “His views are in no way a reflection of the Republican Party nationally, statewide or in Bexar County.”
Diana Arevalo, secretary of the Bexar County Democratic Party, said she’s “offended by his comments and that he doesn’t want to offer an apology to the Latino community and to our president of the United States of America.”
It’s not like he was caught on tape saying this when he thought it was a private conversation, he said those things out loud, on tape, to a group of journalists that he knew was going to report it to the world. Even if you’re a racist asshole, you’d think you’d be shrewd enough to hide that while campaigning. But then again, this is Texas. Being a racist asshole may be a net positive for him in the race.