Dem senator tries to praise minority staffers in debate, makes gaffe that would bury any Republican

Lest you think there’s not a different standard at play for Democrats than there is for Republicans, behold Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind.

Donnelly was participating in a debate Tuesday night when he made what proved to be a cringe-worthy attempt to praise minorities on his staff in the name of diversity.

“Our state director is Indian American, but he does an amazing job,” the incumbent said. “Our director of all constituent services, she’s African American, but she does an even more incredible job than you could ever imagine.”

The “odd phrasing,” as it was described online, would have been enough to bury any unfortunate Republican who might have uttered them, but it’s smooth sailing for the Democrat.

We saw an even more pronounced example of this when Hillary Clinton joked over the weekend that all black people look alike and there was little push back on the left.

The remarks caught the attention of Fox News anchor Bret Baer, who asked a very pertinent question.

“Hmmm. ‘…but she does a great job’. Will that get attention in this environment?” he asked.

Here’s a sampling of the responses from Twitter that shows the awkwardness here is not lost on social media users — nor is the double standard:

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Tom Tillison


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