Georgia GOP Congressman And Candidate For Gov. Apologizes For “Ghetto Grandmothers” Comment

Posted by | October 7, 2009 16:35 | Filed under: Top Stories

Nathan Deal, a Republican congressman from Georgia who is running for governor, is apologizing for using the term “ghetto grandmothers” while discussing citizenship verification legislation.

Nathan Deal, a candidate for governor, apologized for using the phrase during a campaign stop Saturday. In a statement he says he regretted his choice of words and “in no way meant to offend anyone.”


Deal was talking about his attempts to pass legislation requiring citizenship verification. According to a recording, he said: “We got all the complaints of ghetto grandmothers who didn’t have birth certificates and all that.”

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