Reaction to Curt Clawson's gaffe

Reaction to Curt Clawson's gaffe Live

Foreign Policy Magazine’s blog reported that in an awkward congressional hearing of the committee Thursday, Bonita Springs Republican Curt Clawson misidentified two senior U.S. government officials as representatives of the Indian government. Nisha Biswal and Arun Kumar are Americans who hold senior positions at the State Department and Commerce Department, respectively, the blog reported.

Here is a roundup of reaction to his comments.








I continue to be floored by the level of ignorance of our elected officials. How does someone this ignorant end up in Congress?
Curt Clawson sorry for nationality gaffePhil Middletonvia Facebook at 9:05 PM


Enough with the idiotic Basketball Metaphors .... and what's with the lame excuse about not being "fully briefed"? Whose fault is that? Who hired your staff? “I made a mistake in speaking before being fully briefed and I apologize. I’m a quick study, but in this case I shot an air ball,” Rep. Curt Clawson (R-Fla.) said, according to USA Today. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/curt-clawson-mistakes-staff-indians-109391.html#ixzz38Wn5fUci
Curt Clawson sorry for nationality gaffeCurt Clawson For Congr...via Facebook at 8:05 PM



What a maroon: "In an intensely awkward congressional hearing Thursday, freshman Rep. Curt Clawson misidentified two senior U.S government officials as representatives of the Indian government. The two officials, Nisha Biswal and Arun Kumar, are Americans who hold senior positions at the State Department and Commerce Department, respectively. Although both Biswal and Kumar were introduced as U.S. officials by the chairman of the Asia and Pacific subcommittee, Clawson repeatedly asked them questions about "your country" and "your government," in reference to the state of India. "I'm familiar with your country; I love your country," the Florida Republican said. "Anything I can do to make the relationship with India better, I'm willing and enthusiastic about doing so."
Exclusive: Freshman Congressman Mistakes Senior Government Officials for ForeignersJ.D. Rhoadesvia Facebook at 3:50 PM











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