Politicians with their foot in their mouth

Earlier this week, U.S. Rep. Don Young of Alaska used an ethnic slur when referring to immigrant workers, telling a Ketchikan Public Radio station: "My father had a ranch. We used to have 50 to 60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes. ... It takes two people to pick the same tomatoes now. It's all done by machine." The slur "wetback" is a reference to those who illegally enter the United States by crossing the Rio Grande on the Mexican border.<!-- -->
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</br>The 21-term Republican, who is currently facing an ethics probe related to campaign finances, isn't the first politician to stick his foot in his mouth. Here are a few others:

Earlier this week, U.S. Rep. Don Young of Alaska used an ethnic slur when referring to immigrant workers, telling a Ketchikan Public Radio station: "My father had a ranch. We used to have 50 to 60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes. ... It takes two people to pick the same tomatoes now. It's all done by machine." The slur "wetback" is a reference to those who illegally enter the United States by crossing the Rio Grande on the Mexican border.

The 21-term Republican, who is currently facing an ethics probe related to campaign finances, isn't the first politician to stick his foot in his mouth. Here are a few others: