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FLASHBACK: Jeff Flake’s son calls Mexicans “the scum of the Earth” - wonder where he picked up that language

Flake apologizes for son's homophobic, racist posts online

THE HILL:  June 2013

“I’m very disappointed in my teenage son’s words, and I sincerely apologize for the insensitivity. This language is unacceptable, anywhere. Needless to say, I’ve already spoken with him about this, he has apologized, and I apologize as well,” Flake said in a statement of Buzzfeed, which first unearthed the posts.

In a series of Twitter posts, Flake's 15-year-old son Tanner uses slurs to describe homosexuals and jokes that a friend stole jokes because he was Jewish. On YouTube, he repeatedly refers to other users by a slur describing African-Americans, and refers to Mexicans as the "scum of the Earth."


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