Say you were a GOP Official in New Mexico & you’re listening to a 19 year old young woman testify in favor of raising the minimum wage.
What would you say?
Any of you correctly guess calling her a “radical bitch”? Anyone?
Because, as you can see, that is exactly what Executive Director of the Bernalillo County Republican Party in New Mexico, Steve Kush, called a 19 year old woman on Tuesday. The girl, a volunteer for labor advocacy group Working America was simply testifying in favor of raising the minimum wage before the county commission.
Apparently, simply advocating for a living wage makes you a RADICAL.
Oh, but it didn’t end there!
Apparently, you can’t advocate for a higher minimum wage for others if you are not making minimum wage yourself. Also, having a nice pair of boots automatically makes you well off. AND, she’s a girl, so Steve Kush just tunes out the words coming out of her mouth and focuses in on her looks.
Common decency to not ‘boo’ at someone speaking at a public forum? THAT’S NAZI TALK.
And finally, after numerous posts about being SO BORED and the public blowback that followed, Mr. Steve Kush issued an apology:
"[I] feel awful that I put my thumbs on the keypad of my smart phone."
"My one regret is I said these things on a public forum. Next time, I call a woman a ‘radical bitch,’ I’ll make sure it’s not on the Internet."