Dem Rep: Mentioning Senator’s Past Fast Food Job Is Racist

A Democratic congresswoman said drawing attention to a colleague’s first job in the fast food industry is racist.

Rep. Marcia Fudge (D., Ohio) criticized Rep. Joe Wilson (R., S.C.) for pointing out that Sen. Tim Scott (R., S.C.), the Senate’s only black Republican, began his career working at Chick-fil-A at a Wednesday House committee debate over franchising regulations. Wilson had mentioned Scott’s work experience to demonstrate that entry-level workers can learn valuable lessons on the job, which can contribute to later success.

“[Franchises] provide entry level jobs for people to have first-time employment, improve themselves, and succeed,” he said. “In South Carolina we particularly recognize this. U.S. Senator Tim Scott had his first job at a Chick-fil-A franchise.”

Fudge took offense to the remarks.

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