Michigan Democratic lawmaker uses racial slur to refer to Asian opponent, apologizes…kind of

Here’s something that is going to absolutely blow some minds: Turns out Democrats are capable of racist language, too.  Hope you’re paying attention MSNBC, CNN and New York Times.

Apparently, Bettie Cook Scott, a Michigan state legislature, who represents the Detroit area, referred to her primary opponent, Stephanie Chang, also a Michigan state legislator, using racial slurs….several times.

Both state representatives were running for a state Senate seat in the Democratic primary when Scott is heard to have called Chang “ching-chang” and “ching-chong.” As bad as what that is, Cook reportedly did not stop there. She went on to say “these immigrants from China are coming over and taking our community from us.”

But wait there’s more. During the Aug. 7 primary contest, Scott was said to have been upset after seeing black people holding signs for her opponent, Chang. Scott said it “disgusts her seeing black people holding signs for these Asians and not supporting their own people.”

Luckily, Scott didn’t win, coming in third during her primary with 11 percent as Chang went on to win  with 49 percent of the vote.

Now, after losing and having had several groups, including the Michigan State Democratic Party, call on the sitting state representative to apologize for her disparaging remarks, she has done so…sort of.

Check out the video below:

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