Skip to comments.Politician accuses some TDs of using racism to get elected [Ireland]
Posted on 06/17/2020 5:13:34 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The Green Partys Joe OBrien has accused some fellow TDs of using racism to get elected to the Dáil.
Mr. OBrien said that some people have used racism to get into this house and that racism in all forms needs to be called out.
Speaking during a Dáil debate on racism, he said that only a couple of weeks ago, a member of this house used it in a parliamentary question to get attention.
He added: When push comes to shove, there are people in this house who have opposed accommodation for Travelers when it comes to their area.
Labours Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said there are TDs who have said such things as asylum seekers are freeloaders, blaggards and hoodlums and are here to sponge off our system.
He said: There are two members of a governing party who have been on the wrong side of anti-Traveler literature controversies one of them sits at Cabinet.
He said the hypocrisy of standing in a parliament full of white people needs to be called out, along with saying racism is something other people do because its what politicians here in Ireland do.
Mr. Ó Ríordáin said people in political parties here should not be going to America and taking money off racist Trump supporters I dont think its good enough.
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He’s defending the wretched Irish Travelers? Is this a joke?
This is the country that voted in referendum to defend the life of the unborn child back in 1983 and then voted in referendum for abortion in 2018. They would be capable of anything at this point.
What’s a TD?
Stands for “Teachta Dála”, which is Irish language for (roughly) member of parliament.
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