RI Senator denies describing health bill opponents as racist

December 21, 2009

Washington Times reporter Kerry Picket: [Senator Sheldon] Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said he stood by his speech, but would not admit that he was accusing anyone who was against the health care bill as racist. He did reiterate that birthers are part of the group that is against the bill and are attacking president However, when I asked the Senator from Rhode Island what he meant by describing those who do not support the bill as “aryan,” he responded “No, I didn’t say that….again, pay attention to the speech.” According to the transcript above, Mr. Whitehouse did say what he seems to be denying. Perhaps he should pay more attention to what he says on the floor.

Ms. Picket’s article, including audio and video links, can be read in full at The Washington Times.

CAJ: Here is the most complete version we have been able to find yet of the Senator’s remarks on the floor yesterday:

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