Fried chicken comment criticized

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Legislative Black Caucus is criticizing
Sen. Randy Brogdon for a remark he made about fried chicken during
a debate on federal health care legislation supported by President
Barack Obama.
Caucus chairman Rep. Jabar Shumate of Tulsa Wednesday called on
Senate President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee to admonish Brogdon. Shumate
says Brogdon's comment is part of a pattern of disrespectful and
inflammatory actions and statements.
Brogdon, a Republican gubernatorial candidate, made the comment
Tuesday during debate on whether the state should try to opt out of
parts of the health care bill.
He said Congress has no more authority to tell Oklahomans where
to buy health insurance than it does to tell them where to buy a
fried chicken dinner.
Brogdon says he was not referring to Obama.


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