Republican Rep. Brian Babin of Texas defended Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Oct. 20 after the candidate called Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton a "nasty woman" during the third presidential debate on Oct. 19.
Trump made the insult when Clinton joked about how the billionaire would try to get out of her proposed higher taxes on the wealthy.
Babin made his comments to radio host Alan Colmes who asked him about Trump's name-calling, notes CNN.
"You know what, she's saying some nasty things," Babin replied.
Colmes then asked Babin if Trump's line was appropriate to which he answered, "Well, I'm a genteel Southerner, Alan."
Colmes asked Babin if that answer meant "no."
"No, I think sometimes a lady needs to be told when she's being nasty," Babin said. "I do. My assessment is that Mrs. Clinton has got so much baggage-- I think she's done some nasty things."
Babin later agreed with Trump that Clinton was a "nasty woman."
In March, Babin told Robert Vandervoort, ex-leader of an Illinois white nationalist organization, that English should become the official language of the U.S. to save lives from deadly political correctness, reported Right Wing Watch:
If we can get some conservative, patriotic folks who are not afraid of, have the courage to stand up against the powers that impose political correctness on us.
Because people are literally dying because of political correctness in this nation today, with our refugee program, with our visa program, with wide-open borders.
And so I think that having an official language of English would be a huge step in correcting that problem.
The Center for New Community (CNC) reported in October 2015 that Babin was a featured speaker at a writer's workshop event sponsored by The Social Contract Press, a racist white nationalist group.
The event was created by "white nationalist and founder of the organized anti-immigrant movement, John Tanton. The meetings began as a venue for Tanton and colleagues to exchange ideas and strategies as they worked to build the then-nascent anti-immigrant movement that exists today," according to the CNC.
The group also noted that Babin introduced a bill that would have suspended refugee resettlement programs in the U.S. (to keep Syrian refugees out). The bill reportedly had support from anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim groups.