AZ lawmaker suggests holiday for white people

“Yes, I think it was appropriate. It was appropriate for the mood that was in the House and I think that if and when the Caucasian population becomes a minority, they may want to celebrate the accomplishments and the contributions of the Caucasian population the same way.” Rep. Cecil Ash

State Rep. Cecil Ash, R-Mesa

Arizona is already taking a lot of heat for its reputation regarding illegal immigration, and for Gov. Jan Brewer’s finger-wagging at President Barack Obama during a recent visit, and a state lawmaker isn’t exactly helping the state’s image.

Rep. Cecil Ash, a Republican from Mesa, is suggesting Arizona needs a holiday for white people.

“I wanted to speak to you all about Latino Americans here in Arizona,” said state Rep. Richard Miranda on the House floor Monday, starting the conversation that sparked the controversy.

Miranda said Arizona should have a Latino American day in Arizona.

After some heated debate, Rep. Cecil Ash stepped up to the mic.

“I’m supportive of this proposition. I just want them to assure me that when we do become in the minority you’ll have a day for us,” Ash said.


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