He has since published this apology:
"During a sit down interview with Ketchikan Public Radio this week, I used a term that was commonly used during my days growing up on a farm in Central California. I know that this term is not used in the same way nowadays and I meant no disrespect.
So his horrific racism was due to hearing his dad say it when he was 12. That would sound genuine were it not for him being a 79-year-old congressman, and his glowing 100% rating from the anti-immigration group, Federation for American Immigration Reform, which is actually a hate group.
If you shared this, maybe we could help him apologize for not resigning yet? And maybe you could just go ahead and ask him to resign?