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A Republican lawmaker has claimed he is a person of colour because he is white, and white is a colour.
Speaking to Viceahead of a vote on a resolution to condemn the president over his recent racist tweets: “You know, they talk about people of colour.
I'm a person of colour.I’m white. I’m an Anglo Saxon. People say things all the time, but I don’t get offended.With a name like Mike Kelly you can’t be from any place else but Ireland.
I'm a person of colour.
I’m white. I’m an Anglo Saxon. People say things all the time, but I don’t get offended.
With a name like Mike Kelly you can’t be from any place else but Ireland.
GOP Rep. Mike Kelly claims he's a “person of color.” He also claims water is a "liquid of flavor." https://t.co/zV15i7fwx5 — Stephen Colbert (@Stephen Colbert)
@StephenAtHome Is transparent a color because
I can see straight through
#MikeKelly's lack of a soul. https://t.co/ghG5y0QWHt — montrezmusic © RoadTrip (@montrezmusic © RoadTrip)
@StephenAtHome I didn’t know stupid was a color https://t.co/wwPQy9FYAK — Annie Holcombe (@Annie Holcombe)
@thehill Surprised he didn't put the blackface on while making that comment.
#WednesdayWisdom #WednesdayThoughts #Resist — 🌊 WrasslingFanatic (@🌊 WrasslingFanatic)
@StephenAtHome He thinks he's being cute, but he can kiss my foot. He's 71 years old. Somebody ask him if he used t… https://t.co/MY2hQwsVs9 — Barney in Cary NC (@Barney in Cary NC)
@thehill Yeah, he gets pulled over while driving for no other reason than being white. His life's so difficult. — General Starkiller (@General Starkiller)
Me seeing that Mike Kelly said that as a White Person, he's a person of color.. #America https://t.co/YkDCHwnblr — 👑 David - 🇺🇸🇵🇷 (@👑 David - 🇺🇸🇵🇷)
You should really listen to @dnewhauser's entire interview with GOP Rep. Mike Kelly, a white guy, in which he calls… https://t.co/T1QwGocrxx — David Uberti (@David Uberti)
@StephenAtHome It's all-out , full blown mockery at play now..they are all Trump mini"me"'s — Heshimu Kalimba2019 (@Heshimu Kalimba2019)
However, the GOP rep later said the reporter “mischaracterised” their conversation.
The reporter's tweet mischaracterised our conversation and my broader point: We’re all created equal. It’s time to stop fixating on our differences and focus on what unites us.
He went on to say that he had “thicker skin” than other people and doesn’t get offended by things as easily.
The House voted on Tuesday to formally condemn Trump’s tweets as racist, with 240 Democrats in favour and 187 Republicans opposed.
Despite the vote falling along party lines, four Republicans voted in favour, going against many of their colleagues. They were Will Hurd, Susan Brooks, Brian Fitzpatrick and Fred Upton.
H/T The Hill
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