U.S. Texas Congressman Ruben Hinojosa in speaking to constituents has disclosed that he and fellow Congressman Silvestre Reyes were told by Tea Party members “to go back to Mexico” as they were preparing to vote on education legislation in Washington D.C.
Hinojosa and Reyes are both of Hispanic descent and big proponents of education funding for the Latino community. They were recently in D.C. trying to secure passage of education legislation to encourage more Hispanic students to pursue graduate degrees. Several Tea Party members were in the Congressional House building and angrily approached both men and told them “Why don’t you go back to Mexico?”
Hinojosa went on to explain that many Republicans are not aware of the needs of the Hispanic community or, at worse, indifferent. Many also demand that any legislation not be printed in Spanish.