John Boehner Apologizes for 'Wetback' Slur
John Boehner Demands Rep. Don Young to Apologize for 'Wetback' Slur
By Sugey Palomares | 03/31/2013 - 10:51

At a time when the Republican Party is trying to gain more support from Latino voters, Alaska Republican Representative Don Young is facing major controversy after referring to Latinos as 'wetbacks' in a recent press conference. 

While talking to a crowd about how technology has created job loss in the U.S., Young expressed, "I used to own – my father had a ranch,” he said. “We used to hire 50 to 60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes. You know it takes two people to pick the same tomatoes now. It’s all done by machine."


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