During a tense floor debate in the Illinois Legislature over a proposed education reform bill, Democratic state Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia argued “all” the minority lawmakers were Democrats. When Republicans strongly objected, she mockingly referred to a Republican colleague as only “half” a black person.

“Listen to me, minorities! I’m over here, because we’re all over on this side, right? What you’ll also find—“ LaVia began before being interrupted by Republicans.

“Wait, we have a half! We have a half,” she added, referring to state Rep. John Anthony, a black Republican.
And now a response from the MSM: