Democrats in Congress are having a fit over photos that have surfaced of a senior DHS official next to the winner of a 2007 Halloween costume party. The winner was a white guy wearing make-up to make his skin darker, a fake dreadlocks wig and a striped prison outfit.
Democrats find the costume offensive.
There’s no complaint, however, about her excuse:
“I was not aware at the time of the contest that the employee disguised his skin color,” she wrote. Nonetheless, after posing for a photo with the employee, she realized it was inappropriate.
“Although I did not know that this individual had disguised his race, I determined that I had made an error in judgment in recognizing an escaped prisoner at this party,” she wrote, and she instructed her chief of staff to direct the official photographer to delete the photos. […]
Myers said she was “shocked and horrified” to learn the next day that the employee had used skin-darkening makeup.
Let me get this straight. At the time of the photo, Myers was the acting chief of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The woman in charge of making sure people can’t get into the United States using a disguise can’t figure out this guy really isn’t black?