New Jersey’s Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski is drawing criticism after telling an audience in a wealthy suburb that we need illegal immigrants to “mow our beautiful lawns.”
Malinowski, who is running for a second term, made the remarks at a Coffee With Your Congressman event in a wealthy suburb on Tuesday.
“There are a lot of jobs in our community, that like it or not, for better or for worse, Americans are not willing to take,” Malinowski said in a video obtained by the Washington Examiner. “Who do you think is taking care of our seniors? Who do you think is mowing our beautiful lawns in Somerset County?”
“We don’t usually ask, but a lot of those workers are undocumented. There are just not a lot of kids who, sorry, from Montgomery High, who are going to be doing that full time. You guys are going into robotics, for goodness’ sake,” Malinowski continued.
When someone in the audience remarked that they work at Code Ninjas, a company that teaches children how to code, Malinowski excitedly responded that it proved his point.
“You work at Code Ninjas — exactly,” Malinowski responded. “You’re a bunch of elitists! You’re not going to mow lawns.”
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