WESTMINSTER (AP) — Rudy Giuliani says a California congresswoman’s remarks about Vietnamese trying to unseat her reflect Democrats’ push to pit people against each other and mindset of “ethnic warfare.”

The former New York City mayor made the comments Monday in Southern California while campaigning for Republican Van Tran, who is running against Democratic incumbent Loretta Sanchez for California’s 47th Congressional district.

Sanchez’s remarks about Vietnamese last month in a Television interview have stoked criticism in the ethnically diverse district she has represented for 14 years.

Tran is the first serious challenger Sanchez has faced in recent years.

A spokeswoman for Sanchez’s campaign would not comment.

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Comments (25)
  1. KosherSalt says:

    She’s running against a Vietnamese
    and he’s using that to his advantage
    Her base are Hispanics
    Just like Giuliani would with Italians or…

    1. Larry says:

      Base? What a stupid post.

  2. DG says:

    Sanchez has proven she is a racist and racism has no place in American. Shame on her.

    1. Jesse says:

      DG: Do you really know what are you talking about??? Man, you gotta be out of your mind with your comment. WOW! “There is no place for racism in America” You better start reading all the comments written by RACIST and HATERS people against the Hispanic Community…I even think you are one of those.. LOL!!!

      1. LLiB R L says:

        You called It correct Jesse
        Though rather than prejudice
        It’s a bias ( preference ) which were all guilty of
        All the haters can’t look inwards at themselves

      2. Jenny says:

        DG, do you even know what you’re talking about?? Loretta Sanchez made a racist statement that she would scream about if if the situation were reversed and you know it! What’s more, Sanchez has refused to address the murders of innocent US citizens, including black Americans, and their children by her illegal alien gang bangers.. not one word after the murders of 14 yr old Cheryl Green, or 17 year old Jamiel Shaw jr.and so many others. The ethnic cleansing of black Americans from cities and towns all over California.. and it’s happening all over the US.

      3. Germain says:

        Ethnic Cleansing of Blacks????
        This BiAtCh has problems

      4. Bonnie says:

        The so-called “racists” and haters against the Mexican community are Americans
        that are against the Mexican Community’s illegal alien population and their quest
        to take over the U.S. by having many Anchor babies to speak for them and to allow the Anchor Babies to take over this once nice country.
        It’s always about “The Mexican Community”. Just like Sanchez believes.

        True Hispanic Americans, those who have no relatives in Mexico are true Hispanic Americans that were part of the United States.
        The Mexican community only recognizes Mexico and their Mexican flag as their true Homeland.
        They receive the rage and anger from Americans they deserve.

  3. Sandra says:

    Sanchez is about as racist as they come.

    Her “racist” endeavors have been around for a long long time. And her comment about the vietnames just cements what most voters, outside her disctrict, know about her.

    Infact, there is a high probability she initially won her seat via illegal immigrants voting for her when she first took the seat. The votes should be counted numerous times because I am fairly certain there will be voter fraud by her followers.

    Sanchez is a racist, and is well known.

  4. emanon says:

    La Raza Disciple, Sanchez is a “Us first” proponent.

    The funny thing is, Sanchez is a disciple of “La Raza” ala “The Race”. Their motto is “For the race everything, for everyone else, nothing”. That is extremely racist. Yet, when you ask the hyprocrites what “La Raza” stands for, they say “the human race”. lol.

    To that, I have to ask. “If that is the case, then ‘who’ is this “..for everyone else… nothing”. ” Are you referring to aliens in the sky? Reptiles? Animals? what? Because if “La Raza” means “The human race” then why the seperation of “for us… for them…”. So obviously, La Raza means “the race” – our race, the hispanic race.

    Sanchez and La Raza. True racists. What else is there to say.

    1. Louis Gates says:

      The Hispanic race does not exist
      It’s a culture full of many races just like
      America is mixed
      LaRaza is the indigenous movement to
      reclaim Atzlan, the land taken away by
      you illegals from European descent

      1. Bonnie says:

        Oh yeah Louis?
        The American Indians once and first owned the territory and the Mexicans refuse to recognize this as they have always been jealous of the United States!
        The Mexicans stole the territory from Spain (funny how Mexicans forget that) LOL
        Spain held Indian territory for more than 300 years! Mexico only held the territory for
        26 years!
        Maybe Spain should reclaim the territory since they had it longer than the Mexicans did! (of course Spain has too much class to act like the clowns known as the Mexicans)
        Mexicans sound so stupid claiming territory that never really belonged to them.
        It’s the United States now so get over it La Raza.
        Get out and enter legally or you get no respect!

    2. GC1008 says:

      emanon, I hadn’t heard that before and since I’m always one to research and not necessarily take things at face value it led me to look up the NCLR at http://www.nclr.org and do a motto search. The following is part of what I found there:

      “Another misconception about NCLR is the allegation that we support a “Reconquista,” or the right of Mexico to reclaim land in the southwestern United States. NCLR has not made and does not make any such claim; indeed, such a claim is so far outside of the mainstream of the Latino community that we find it incredible that our critics raise it as an issue. NCLR has never supported and does not endorse the notion of a “Reconquista” or “Aztlán.” Similarly, NCLR’s critics falsely claim that the statement “Por La Raza todo, Fuera de La Raza nada,” [“For the community everything, outside the community nothing”] is NCLR’s motto. NCLR unequivocally rejects this statement, which is not and has never been the motto of any Latino organization.”

      So officially they don’t… Unoffically I can’t say. I do, however, question their blanket statement that it has never been the motto of “any” Latino organization. I mean, I can see speaking for their organization… not everyone’s. Thank you for pointing me in the direction of learning and researching something new.

      1. Bonnie says:

        Do you see the American flag on NCLR site?
        Of course not.

  5. Mark says:

    Rudy has got to be the biggest twit this side of Sarah Palin. I’d expect nothing less coming from his lips.

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    2. Bonnie says:

      Most people think Sanchez is a fool. And she is.
      She sounds desperate.
      I hope the Vietnamese running against her whips her butt.

  6. Michael says:

    LA Raza is the biggest racist organization in the United States. They are the Klu Klux Klan for Hispanics, but they have A LOT more members than the Klan.

    1. LMoscowitz says:

      You don’t need an organization
      Cause no else would want to be in it

      1. Bonnie says:

        Everyone is a “hater” that does not agree with La Raza!
        This is the United States, go back to Mexico. Everyone is La Raza there.

  7. Tony Y says:

    She spoke the truth
    Most Vietnamese are Republican
    They want her seat

  8. Jenny says:

    Oops, I meant Jesse, not DG, sorry.

    1. Josh says:

      So killings by white and black and Asian gang bangers are OK with you?

  9. Bonnie says:

    Giuliani’s statement is so true.
    If Loretta Sanchez would have been a normal person, she would
    have given her qualifications and spoke about how she would help her
    area of leadership. No the racist goes to “her people” to attack the
    other candidate.
    Mexicans know no other way. It’s always about RACE to Mexicans.
    That why they are highly disliked in the U.S.

  10. FFL says:

    Linda and Loretta Shanchez the two evil twins of congress! They need to be tarred and feathered by voters on Nov 2nd!

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