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Fla. Rep. calls Biden’s ‘Latinx’ comments an insult to Latino culture

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DORAL, FL - JUNE 18: Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez speaks during BioReference Laboratories hosts Grand Opening of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Antibody Testing Collection Event at the Miami International Mall with local Government Officials providing opening remarks on June 18, 2020 in Doral, Florida. (Photo by Jason Koerner/Getty Images for BioReference Laboratories)

DORAL, FL - JUNE 18: Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez speaks during BioReference Laboratories hosts Grand Opening of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Antibody Testing Collection Event at the Miami International Mall with local Government Officials providing opening remarks on June 18, 2020 in Doral, Florida. (Photo by Jason Koerner/Getty Images for BioReference Laboratories)

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez speaks during BioReference Laboratories Grand Opening of COVID-19 Antibody Testing Collection Event. (Jason Koerner/Getty Images for BioReference Laboratories)

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UPDATED 12:44 PM PT – Sunday, June 27, 2021

Florida Congressman Carlos Gimenez (R) has called out Joe Biden for insulting the Latino community when the Democrat used the term “Latinx.”

In an interview on Saturday, GOP Rep. Gimenez scolded Biden, saying “keep your wokeness out of our language.” This comes as Biden claimed Latinx Americans are afraid of getting vaccinated due to a fear of deportation.

Biden’s comments gained widespread criticism with many Twitter users labeling him a racist. Additionally, his statement gained attention because it implied that all Latinos were in the U.S. illegally.

“Look I’m Hispanic, I’m a legal immigrant,” said Gimenez. “I’m a citizen of the United States. I’m a U.S. Congressman. And so, no, we are just like everybody else. We came here looking for a better life, my father, my mother brought me here looking for a better life, escaping socialism and communism in Cuba.”

Meanwhile, Gimenez called Biden’s remarks an insult to their culture by trying to restructure an entire language to fit his politics.

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