Fred Lucas, The Blaze, June 30, 2014
A Texas Democratic lawmaker used a racially tinged Spanish insult to describe the Republican Party during the state’s Democratic convention Friday.
State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer said at the Texas Democratic Convention that “GOP” stands for “gringos y otros pendejos,” the Houston Chronicle reported.
The word “gringo” is sometimes used as a derogatory term to mean “white foreigner.” “Pendejo” can mean “asshole,” “fool” or “idiot.”
Martinez Fischer–a supporter of Texas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis–had also been handing out trading cards depicting GOP gubernatorial nominee Greg Abbott as “el diablito,” or “the devil,” and one depicting Davis as “la valiente” or “the brave.”
Martinez Fischer doubled down on his GOP remarks, according to the Chronicle.
“I stand by my words,” he said. “I did not know Greg Abbott was at the convention to hear me, and if I had known that I would told him directly to his face.”