U.S. Sen Ron Johnson has said he regrets making a reference to “idiot inner city kids” on conservative radio host Vicki McKenna’s show on News/Talk 1130 WISN this week.
As reported by the Washington Post Thursday, the Republican U.S. senator from Wisconsin was talking about private school vouchers on McKenna’s show Monday when he made a reference to the hypocrisy of Democrats sending their own children to private schools but not wanting to offer the same opportunity to “idiot inner city kids.”
Here’s some audio of Sen. Johnson’s comments, courtesy of Crooks and Liars.
Capper over at Cognitive Dissidencehas more on Se. Johnson’s comments, but I’ll just note that “sarcasm” or not, I think Sen. Johnson’s remarks are indicative of what many conservatives of his ilk really think about kids who happen to grow up in the inner city.