GOP's Kevin McCarthy dared to hold up racist Dr. Seuss imagery after his 'Green Eggs and Ham' stunt flops
Kevin McCarthy holding a Dr. Seuss book. (Screenshot/Instagram)

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is being challenged to honestly address racially insensitive imagery found in six Dr. Seuss books after he posted a video of himself reading "Green Eggs and Ham."

Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced last week that it would stop publishing six book that contained "hurtful and wrong" depictions. But the publisher plans to continue selling popular titles like "Green Eggs and Ham."

"It's such bad faith behavior from an already bad faith party," MSNBC's Mehdi Hasan said Sunday. "Key fact, [there are] six books being withdrawn for racist anti-Chinese and anti-African imagery from the past -- not 'Green Eggs and Ham.' What's so fascinating is Fox News and Republicans have been obsessing about this for a week now while many Americans are hurting needing a COVID relief bill and they aren't even upset about it."

"They won't talk about what's in the books being withdrawn because they know it's indefensible and racist," Hasan added. "I'll make a challenge right here on your show. Kevin McCarthy… read from the books that are actually being withdrawn. Hold those books up, defend those images, I dare you."

While Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas described McCarthy's reading of "Green Eggs and Ham" as "inspired leadership," the stunt provoked widespread mockery.

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