Republican State Rep. Larry Taylor of Texas has apologized for saying “don’t try to Jew them down” in a hearing about insurance claims after Hurricane Ike.
According to the Quorum Report, in a legislative oversight hearing on Thursday Taylor said that the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association needs to pay its claims on time: “Don’t nitpick, don’t try to Jew them down.” He quickly added: “That’s probably a bad term.”
At a legislative oversight committee hearing today, I inadvertently used a phrase that many people find offensive. I corrected myself immediately when I realized what I had said. I regret my poor choice of words and sincerely apologize for any harm they may have caused.
h/t Tim Murphy at Mother Jones.