Will Charlie Melancon Denounce Harry Reid’s Racist Rhetoric Against Hispanic Americans?

August 12, 2010

WASHINGTON – Embattled U.S. Representative Charlie Melancon (D-LA) has eagerly helped U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) ram the Washington Democrats’ out-of-control spending agenda through Congress, driving our national debt past $13 trillion while failing to create much-needed jobs. But thus far, Melancon has failed to denounce Reid’s recent racist statements questioning how “anyone with Hispanic heritage could be a Republican.”

“Charlie Melancon needs to explain immediately: Does he agree with Harry Reid’s racist rhetoric against Hispanic Americans, or will he fully denounce this inappropriate and condescending commentary? This election is about issues, and there’s no place in this debate for intolerant, racist rhetoric from Melancon’s party bosses in Washington. Charlie Melancon either agrees with Reid’s prejudiced comments, or he does not, but he can’t have it both ways,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Chris Bond.

Notably, Melancon sneaked off to Canada with Reid last month to raise campaign cash from trial lawyers, and Melancon has accepted at least $11,000 from Reid’s Political Action Committee (PAC).
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Background Information:
Melancon Was Listed As A Donation Recipient On The Committee For A Better Future Invite Headlining Senator Harry Reid In Canada. (Committee For A Better Future Canada Fundraiser Invite)

Melancon Has Taken $10,000 From Reid’s Searchlight Leadership Fund In The 2010 Cycle. (Center For Responsive Politics, , Accessed 8/11/10″>www.opensecrets.org)

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