Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) apologized for shouting “Go back to Puerto Rico” on the House floor on Thursday, said Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), who Democrats had believed was the target of the verbal attack, the Washington Post reports.
Cardenas told The Hill that he had immediately confronted his Republican colleagues after hearing the controversial remark, but no one acknowledged saying it.
Said Cardenas: “There was about 50 mostly male Republicans staring at me, and no one would admit that they said it. I asked several times but no one owned up to the fact that they said it.”
Hours later Smith called and “took responsibility for the comment and sincerely apologized.”Save to Favorites