House Rep. Henry Bonilla, a founding member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, has taken back his demand that Rep. Corrine Brown resign her seat in Congress for remarks she made accusing the Bush administration of racism in its Haiti policy.
But even after Bonilla accepted Brown’s apology, he said the fact that her comments raised few hackles demonstrates a double standard among Democratic Party members.
“If a Republican had made such derogatory, insulting and discriminatory remarks there would be a firestorm of outrage. The current silence is deafening,” Bonilla, R-Texas, said. “If we truly advocate zero tolerance for racism, then we must insist the statement be addressed.”