RNC’s Florida head of Latino outreach flips parties over “culture of intolerance”
Pablo Pantoja, RNC State Director Of Florida Outreach, announced that he is now a Democrat, citing a controversial Heritage Foundation study on immigration and the overall "culture of intolerance" within the Republican party.
"It doesn’t take much to see the culture of intolerance surrounding the Republican Party today," Pantoja wrote in a letter to the Florida Nation. "I have wondered before about the seemingly harsh undertones about immigrants and others. Look no further; a well-known organization recently confirms the intolerance of that which seems different or strange to them."
Pantoja was referencing the recent Heritage Foundation study on Congress' immigration reform legislation, which was written by Jason Richwine, who also once wrote: "No one knows whether Hispanics will ever reach IQ parity with whites, but the prediction that new Hispanic immigrants will have low-IQ children and grandchildren is difficult to argue against."
"Studies geared towards making – human beings – viewed as less because of their immigrant status to outright unacceptable claims, are at the center of the immigration debate," Pantoja wrote.