Alaska

Rep. Don Young Says He Didn't Mean Any Disrespect When He Used the Term "Wetbacks"

The Alaskan congressman used the term during a radio appearance

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Rep. Don Young says he "meant no disrespect" when he used the term "wetbacks."

"My father had a ranch; we used to have 50-60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes," Young, an Alaska Republican, told a local radio station in a story posted Thursday. "It takes two people to pick the same tomatoes now. It's all done by machine."