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Sen. Duckworth’s statement on Rep. Bost’s use of the word ‘Orientals’

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Chicago
U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Chicago AP

In response to comments U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, made this week comparing town halls to “cleansing” by “Orientals,” U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, D-Chicago, released the following statement:

“Congressman Bost’s remarks are offensive and hurtful to Asian Americans and Asians around the world. In addition to owing his constituents a sincere apology, he should put more thought into his words in the future. Racism has no place in American political discourse.”