Texas Tea Party Candidate: Obama ‘Socialist Son-Of-A-Bitch’; Immigants ‘Wetbacks’
The tea partier hoping to unseat Texas Senator John Cornyn, Chris Mapp, defends his use of the anti-Latino slur “wetback,” among other not-so-bon-mots.
[Mapp also says] that “ranchers should be allowed to shoot on sight anyone illegally crossing the border on to their land.” He also reportedly referred to President Barack Obama as a “socialist son of a b*tch.”
The Morning News noted Mapp’s remarks while endorsing Cornyn on Feb. 16, in part because of Cornyn’s support for immigration reform. Meanwhile, Mapp was listed among the rest of the other GOP contenders, who were described as “less informed, little known and generally offer extreme, vague or impractical ideas.”
Mapp subsequently defended the remark to the San Antonio Express-News, calling use of the slur “as normal as breathing air in South Texas.” He has faced criticism from not only state Democrats, but Cornyn and other state conservatives.