Indiana Democrat Attacks Republican’s Toddler in House Floor Speech


Indiana State Representative Vanessa Summers drew gasps from her colleagues when she accused a Republican colleague’s toddler of racism during debate on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. She claimed Jud McMillan’s 18 month old son was scared of her because she is black.

“I love his little son, but he’s scared of me because of my color — and that’s horrible.”

After her colleagues groaned and gasped at her charges of racism from a child just learning to talk, Summer continued with the outlandish accusations.

“It’s true,” Summers said defiantly. “And that’s something we are going to work on. … I asked him please, ‘Introduce your child to some people of color so he won’t live his life as a prejudice person.’

McMillan was surprised that his son was brought into debate on the House floor. He pointed out the lack of professional decorum from Summers and her inability to understand the reactions of a toddler.

 “It’s just incredibly unfortunate. You’d like to think that we would have professional discussion on the House floor and certainly be able to avoid having 18-month-olds in the discussion,” he said.

I can tell you that if he reacted the same way he reacts with anybody brand new, he buries his head in his dad’s shoulder,” McMillin said. “Whoever it is, it’s what he does. He’s an 18-month-old kid; he’s in a new environment up here in the place like the Statehouse but doesn’t know anybody. I honestly don’t remember anything out of the ordinary.”



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