Former Democratic New Mexico governor Bill Richardson told ABC News over the weekend that he doesn’t think Senator Ted Cruz, who is of Cuban descent, “should be defined as a ‘Hispanic” because of his position on the immigration-reform bill.
“I’m not a fan,” Richardson said. When asked if he thought Cruz represented most Hispanics, Richard answered, “No, no, he’s anti-immigration. Almost every Hispanic in the country wants to see immigration reform. No, I don’t think he should be defined as ‘a Hispanic.’”
Earlier in the web interview, Richardson had kinder words for North Korea’s Kim Jong Un: “He seems to be comfortable with himself as a politician, as a leader.” Richardson also served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.