Republicans demand apology after Democrat called congressman “racist” over CRT questions
the Republican Members of the House education and labor committee are asking an apology from a Democrat on the committee who called Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., “racist” for questioning the education secretary. Miguel Cardona on the critical theory of race.
Each GOP member on the committee signed a letter to President Bobby Scott, D-Va., demanding that Rep. Donald Norcross, DN.J., apologize to Good for calling him a “racist” during a committee hearing / n.
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Good was asking Cardona about critical breed theory during a virtual committee hearing when Norcross shouted “racist,” with his name on the screen.
The letter thanked Scott for ultimately calling “the statement” “inappropriate” and “inadmissible”, “but noted their concern that Norcross had not apologized and recanted, as is customary in committee. .
“As it was not possible to determine conclusively at the hearing who uttered the defamation and out of respect for the work of the Committee at an important hearing, we did not express our concerns during the hearing. of the audience, ”the Republicans wrote. “This should not be taken as an excuse for this behavior.”
Members wrote that the evidence “strongly suggests that Representative Donald Norcross was the member who slandered Rep. Good” and called on Norcross to “publicly apologize”.
“We hope you will work with him to ensure that this happens and that we can move forward in our work in a bipartisan and professional manner,” the letter read.
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Virginia Foxx, RN.C., a non-commissioned member of the committee, led the letter signed by the 23 GOP committee members, including Good, Republican House Conference chairperson Elise Stefanik, and representative of the Indiana Jim Banks and Michigan Rep. Lisa McClain.
Good’s office told Fox News the congressman has yet to receive an apology from Norcross for the incident.
“Virginia is proof that the politicized and factually bankrupt program the Biden Department of Education seeks to fund and nationalize across the country is a waste of money and propagates a dangerous ideology,” Good said. to Fox News in a statement.
“Critical Race Theory divides communities and teaches children that their race, not character, is what defines who they are and how they relate to others,” he continued. “This ideology has no place in our classrooms.”
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“The comments during the congressional hearing are indicative of the division and hatred that this closed ideology encourages,” he added.
Neither Scott’s nor Norcross offices responded to Fox News requests for comment.