Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia made a pretty terrible assumption while speaking to a group of College Republicans at the University of Georgia, when a student asked him a question about illegal immigration. From CBS46:
“There’s a fundamental problem that can only be resolved at the Congressional level and that is to deal with the issue of children, and I presume you probably fit the category, children who were brought here,” said Deal who was looking toward Lizbeth Miranda, a Hispanic student who was standing up with others asking questions.
“I’m not an illegal immigrant. I’m not,” said Miranda. “I don’t know why you would have thought that I was undocumented. Was it because I look Hispanic?”
The governor replied: “I apologize if I insulted you. I did not intend to.”
A spokesman for the governor claimed that Miranda, a member of the university’s Undocumented Students Alliance, had “ambushed” the governor, and said that Deal had actually directed his comments to a white male student — which, if you read that sentence again, does not make sense.
Watch below via CBS46:
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