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Congressman Scott Garrett Says Foreign ‘Ethnicities’ Are Not Trustworthy

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Speaking with the Express-Times of Lehigh Valley, a local newspaper in his district, Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) remarked on why he prefers to do business among people in the Midwest. Richard Spanier, a local businessman, said Midwesterners are more “straight-forward.” Garrett replied, “Other ethnicities are not that way [...] They’ll say yes to you constantly and then you’ll realize they really didn’t mean it.” Later, Garrett clarified his comments to reporters, explaining that he meant “people in other countries” when he referred to “other ethnicities.” Mother Jones noted that the “clarification doesn’t really make this comment much less bizarre or offensive.”

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