Gov. Nathan Deal, R-Ga., earlier this week suffered a regrettable gaffe when he assumed that a Hispanic student at a College Republicans event at the University of Georgia was in the country illegally.
“There’s a fundamental problem that can only be resolved at the Congressional level and that is to deal with the issue of children, and I presume you probably fit the category, children who were brought here,” Deal said, addressing Lizbeth Miranda, a Hispanic student who was participating in the event's Q&A session, according to CBS46.
“I’m not an illegal immigrant. I’m not,” the student responded. “I don’t know why you would have thought that I was undocumented. Was it because I look Hispanic?”
“I apologize if I insulted you. I did not intend to,” Deal said.
(Hat tip to Mediaite for flagging this.)