An Uncomfortable Precedent

Jindal says he rejects impeachment talk.

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Aug. 26, 2013, 7:33 a.m.

As some of his fel­low Re­pub­lic­ans in Con­gress have dis­cussed im­peach­ing Pres­id­ent Obama, Louisi­ana Gov. Bobby Jin­dal (R) said on “Meet the Press” on Sunday that he “re­ject[s]” talk of im­peach­ment. Jin­dal said he would prefer to have a “le­git­im­ate de­bate” on oth­er is­sues, in­clud­ing “health care and edu­ca­tion, which he called ‘the next great civil rights fight.’” (Wash­ing­ton Post)

Jin­dal also penned an op-ed for Politico head­lined “The end of race.” From the op-ed: “[W]e still place far too much em­phas­is on our ‘sep­ar­ate­ness,’ our her­it­age, eth­nic back­ground, skin col­or, etc. We live in the age of hy­phen­ated Amer­ic­ans: Asi­an-Amer­ic­ans, Itali­an-Amer­ic­ans, Afric­an-Amer­ic­ans, Mex­ic­an-Amer­ic­ans, Cuban-Amer­ic­ans, In­di­an-Amer­ic­ans, and Nat­ive Amer­ic­ans, to name just a few.

“Here’s an idea: How about just ‘Amer­ic­ans?’ That has a nice ring to it, if you ask me. Pla­cing un­due em­phas­is on our ‘sep­ar­ate­ness’ is a step back­ward. Bring back the melt­ing pot.”
Sarah Mimms and Steven Shep­ard


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