Mexican American actress and strong Obama supporter Eva Longoria took to Twitter recently to call out Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on his statements made last week in Iowa, where he said "poor children" have “no habits of working… unless it’s illegal,” The Hill reports.
“@newtgingrich you clearly know little about the Latina community, Latina entrepreneurs who start businesses at 6 times the national average,” the Desperate Housewives star posted on her Twitter account.
While in Iowa, Gingrich said “poor children” from poor areas should be employed as janitors because they “have nobody around them who works, so they literally have no habit of showing up on Monday. They have no habit of staying all day.”
Following her first tweet, Longoria tweeted a link to a New York Times opinion piece, where columnist Charles Blow criticizes Gingrich on his beliefs. She called the piece “a must-read.”
A few months back, Longoria joined forces with Spanish veteran actor Antonio Banderas and his wife Melanie Griffin to host the "first-ever Latino fund-raiser for Mr. Obama,” at the home of Banderas and Griffith in the hopes of drumming up Latino support for the president.