Democratic Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly made potentially offensive racial remarks during a Senate debate on Tuesday night as he highlighted different minorities that he employs.
“Our state director is Indian-American, but he does an amazing job,” Donnelly said. “Our director of all constituent services, she’s African-American, but she does an even more incredible job than you could ever imagine.”
“Can we just be honest and say that if Mike Braun had said this it would be an issue but it won’t because Donnelly is a Dem?” Fox News analyst Lisa Boothe said in response to the video.
Donald Trump Jr. took a shot at Donnelly earlier in the night, writing on Twitter: “Sleepin’ Joe Donnelly is looking totally desperate in the #INSen debate tonight. Hoosiers, your choice is clear: send @realDonaldTrump a fellow American job creator like Mike Braun @braun4indiana or more liberal obstruction from Crooked’s favorite outsourcing Democrat Donnelly!”