July 14, 2014
Contact: Ken Scudder
Phone: (202) 308-4005
CONGRESSMAN MIKE HONDA STATEMENT ON FOX NEWS COMMENTATOR BOB BECKEL
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) released the following statement about the racist and xenophobic comments by Fox News Commentator Bob Beckel
I am outraged and disgusted by Fox News commentator Bob Beckel’s use of the word “Chinamen” and his other racist and xenophobic comments. I agree with State Senator Ted Lieu, Campbell CA Councilmember Evan Low, and everyone else who has called on Fox News to fire Beckel. The ignorance and hatred in his comments are repugnant. The fact that he has yet to apologize for these comments is inexcusable. As the founder of the Congressional Anti-Bullying Caucus, I know that words hurt, and slurs are used to intimidate. Fox News needs to do the right thing and fire Bob Beckel.