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Colorado lawmaker mocks poverty hearing with ‘silent protest’ by bringing fried chicken

Colorado state Rep. Lori Saine (R) reportedly brought fried chicken to a hearing on poverty as a protest after a fellow lawmaker was criticized last month for blaming the diet of African-Americans and Hispanics for racial disparities in the poverty rate. At the legislature’s Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force…

Colorado lawmaker blames minority poverty on fried chicken

A Republican state senator in Colorado is coming under fire after implying at a hearing on Wednesday that African-Americans and Hispanics faced increased poverty because they ate more fried chicken. Sen. Vicki Marble (R) offered the remarks while the legislature’s Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force was examining statistics behind…

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