Speaking at a town hall in El Dorado Hills, California on Tuesday, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calf.) claimed: “There’s only one race here, it’s the American race.”
With Hispanics in his audience, Rep. McClintock lectured immigrants on how to become part of the “the American race" (video below).
Rep. McClintock also said that immigrants aren’t assimilating into the U.S. like past generations have, noted ThinkProgress.org.
Of course, there is no such thing as the "American race," but that didn't dissuade Rep. McClintock.
"There’s only one race here, it’s the American race. And the only way you accomplish that is through assimilation. That is what our immigration laws are designed to promote, and that is precisely what illegal immigration undermines," said Rep. McClintock.
After the town hall, Rep. McClintock was approached Emmanuel Perez who told him, “people bring their cultures and their personalities with them."
In response, Rep. McClintock claimed that multiculturalism wants to “divide America into warring factions separated by culture, by language, by attitude. If immigrants aren’t willing to shed their past culture, then perhaps that is nature’s way of telling you that, maybe, you should reevaluate your options.”