NYC Official Wants Apology Over ‘Monkey’ Slur; DNC Ignores

NYC Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito says that she still wants an apology from a senator who called a black candidate a “monkey” and says she does not know why the Democratic National Committee has not made a statement. Mark-Viverito has been trying to get fellow Democrat Senator Lornna Soto to apologize for referring to Puerto Rican Resident Commissioner Candidate Rafael Cox Alomar as “el monito” (“the monkey”) at the DNC convention last week. The 8th District representative told the Redding News Review radio show that she did not know why the DNC has declined to respond to multiple phone calls and an email on the matter.

“I don’t know,” Mark-Viverito said of the DNC. “I am assuming that probably sometimes people don’t want to get involved in local politics, or what they perceive as local politics.” The Republican National Committee took quick action and issuing a statement and removed two attendees for calling a black camerawoman an “animal” during its convention. Still, the DNC has done nothing about Soto. Neither Soto nor Alomar could be reached for comment. To hear more visit www.robreddingnewsreview.com

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