State Rep Larry Taylor At Committee Hearing: "Don't Try to Jew Them Down"

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At least he didn't make any cracks about "Jew York City"
Larry Taylor is League City's state rep, and a co-chair of the state's Joint Legislative Committee on Windstorm Insurance.

According to the Quorum Report, at a hearing today he "was discussing delivery of quick and fair payments for windstorm victims."

What's so bad about that? Well, here's how he "discussed" it: "Don't nitpick, don't try to Jew them down."

In his defense, the Republican immediately added "That's probably a bad term" before resuming his remarks, so it's clear he has a deep understanding of what might be offensive.

He has apologized, because "many" people find the phrase offensive. Not "almost all" people, we guess.:

At a legislative oversight committee hearing today, I inadvertently used a phrase that many people find offensive.

I corrected myself immediately when I realized what I had said.

I regret my poor choice of words and sincerely apologize for any harm they may have caused.

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18 comments
JohnE
JohnE

He should have suggested the insurance companies not be so niggardly with their payouts...

Postalitator
Postalitator

The guy just [n-word]-rigs a throwaway apology together, and we're supposed to just forget all about it?!?

Prof Topkat
Prof Topkat

As a member of the Jewish faith, the anti-Semitic term 'Jew them down' has always been extremely offensive to me.

Steve Olafson
Steve Olafson

He wants to be a state senator, too. Nice move.

Rusty Nail
Rusty Nail

He kind of bubba-ed up, didn't he?

acolvin
acolvin

No, by all means, go on about it. On and on, ad nauseum please. Hearing that is so much more important.

PC Police
PC Police

 Awww, you poor poor thing.

Guest
Guest

nobody asked you.

Francine Anderson
Francine Anderson

What a cracker...that's probably a bad term.

It has to be said: You know who else talking about Jewing 'em down? Hitler.

GVEST
GVEST

DEIN MAME calls the Uberman!!!

PC Police
PC Police

 Link to when Hitler said that, please?

PC Police
PC Police

BRAVO!!!! APPLAUSE!!!!!! BRAVO!!!!!!!  Nicely done!!!!

mollusk
mollusk

more action than you're likely to ever see.

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