- Associated Press - Friday, May 15, 2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas House committee has scheduled its next meeting to investigate a Democratic lawmaker who labeled as “racist bigots” supporters of a bill ending college tuition breaks for students living in the U.S. illegally.

Republican Rep. Erin Davis from Olathe leads the investigating panel and said Friday it would meet on the day of the Legislature’s formal adjournment ceremony. That date has not been set.

Nine Republican lawmakers complained after Democratic Rep. Valdenia Winn from Kansas City called the tuition proposal a “racist, sexist, fear-mongering bill” in March. She apologized to those “whose lives are being hijacked by the racist bigots” supporting it, a hearing transcript said.

When committee members objected to Winn labeling committee members as bigots, Winn responded “if the shoe fits, it fits,” according to the transcript.


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