Sharron Angle To Hispanic Students: "Some Of You Look A Little More Asian To Me"

October 18, 2010 1:37 pm ET — Walid Zafar

Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle one-upped her inanity on Friday when she told a group of Hispanic students that her very clear anti-immigrant campaign ads had been misunderstood. 

Jon Ralston digs up this gem from Angle's appearance before Hispanic students at a Las Vegas high school.  Angle — who has made illegal immigration central to her platform and who falsely attacked Sen. Harry Reid for supporting Social Security for illegal immigrants — was asked why her campaign continually equated illegal immigrants with Latinos:

Question: Why is it that in all of your commercials you have the image of Latinos? What do you see when you hear, and I quote, "illegal aliens?"

Angle: I think that you're misinterpreting those commercials. I'm not sure that those are Latinos in that commercial. What it is, is a fence and there are people coming across that fence. What we know is that our northern border is where the terrorists came through. That's the most porous border that we have. We cannot allow terrorists; we cannot allow anyone to come across our border if we don't know why they're coming. So we have to secure all of our borders and that's what that was about, is border security. Not just our southern border, but our coastal border and our northern border.

Angle's response to a rather straightforward question was to first dismiss the clear racial undertones of her ad and then change the subject by warning of the threat of terrorism.  But there's more.  Not only did Angle confuse Mexican migrants with Canadians, but she said she was unsure if members of the Hispanic Student Union weren't actually Asians.  "Some of you look a little more Asian to me," she told the students.

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