GOP State Rep Asks If He Can Join Black Caucus Because ‘I’m Fond Of Rap Music’
Yes, these people actually get elected.
Just days after a Virginia politician Facebooked about Muslims, a GOP state representative asked on FB if his fondness for rap music was enough to earn him entry into the Black Caucus of State Legislators.
New Hampshire Representative Kyle Tasker (R) was responding to a post about a conservative advocacy group hosting the Black Caucus to expand its range of ideas. First Tasker asked, in a devastatingly original rebuttal, how he could join the white caucus, then wondered if his like for rap music, indicated by Nelly’s “Country Grammar” music video, bought him admittance to the BCSL.
The Huffington Post tried to get a response form Tasker.
When The Huffington Post reached Tasker on his cell phone to discuss his comments, he quickly said “No, thank you” and hung up. He later sent an email to clarify his comments, saying, “There is too much division by race rather than by ideological belief.”