Texas Republican Candidate Claims the ‘Right’ To Shoot ‘Wetbacks’ on Sight


By February 25, 2014


Texas Republican and Senate candidate Chris Mapp told the Dallas Morning News that he and all Americans should have the right to shoot Mexicans crossing into the United States. The incendiary comments were revealed as the Texan paper was explaining why they were endorsing Senator John Cornyn for reelection, rather than other candidates like Mapp.

In particular, the paper explained, Chris Mapp told them “ranchers should be allowed to shoot on sight anyone illegally crossing the border on to their land, referred to such people as ‘wetbacks,’ and called the president a ‘socialist son of a bitch.’”

Rather than retracting his comments, Mapp has actually defended his use of the racist slur “wetback”. He told the San Antonio Express-News that using this term is literally as “normal as breathing air in South Texas.”   

Cornyn, on the other hand, has condemned the remark and referred to Mapp’s comments as “disgusting.” The chairman of the local Republican party has said, “That is way out of bounds and I can’t imagine many people in Texas, much less Texas Republicans, voting for that guy.”


(Article by M.B. David; image by PBSpot)

Reprinted with permission from Political Blind Spot