Trump Surrogate Still All-In On Judge Curiel’s “Mexican Heritage”

Appearing on CNN’s “At This Hour” earlier today, Trump Surrogate Carl Higbie stayed on message as he reiterated the Trump camp’s claim that Judge Curiel is unable to fairly preside over the Trump U lawsuit because of his parents’ place of birth.

Then things got weird.

Higbie claimed that Judge Curiel’s, “Mexican heritage is rooted in the fact that he supports illegal immigration.” When pressed on this absurd claim, Higbie conflated the National Council of La Raza, a group with which Curiel has no ties, with La Raza Lawyers of California, a professional lawyers association.