“I had forgotten that your parents came all the way from Thailand to serve George Washington,” Senator Mark Kirk sneeringly commented after Rep. Tammy Duckworth recounted her family’s long history of military service at last night’s Illinois Senate debate.
It was shocking, but unsurprising. Mark Kirk has been saying racist and offensive things for years, so it’s no wonder Kirk for months stood by Donald Trump’s own racism. Kirk could no doubt empathize with the backlash Trump has deservedly faced for his offensive rhetoric and policy ideas. Over the years, Kirk has:
Commented “we drive faster” when going through black communities;
Said President Obama was “acting like the drug dealer in chief“;
Proposed shipping condoms to Mexico in hopes of achieving “a slower rate of growth [which] would also reduce the long-term illegal immigration on America’s borders“;
Claimed a letter sent toe […]