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Republican strategist has a weirdly specific racist beef she’d like you to know about (updated)

It is indeed specific.

 

David Covucci

Tech

Published Jan 2, 2019   Updated May 20, 2021, 10:21 pm CDT

Liz Mair is a self-described communications specialist who works with Republicans. She’s held jobs with the Republican National Committee,  Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and former presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina.

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On LinkedIn, she describes herself as an anti-Trump Republican. But the Republican Party under President Donald Trump has become a place where it’s OK to air nationalist, racist views as it increasingly sees a hardline on immigration as its only core identity.

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So where does Mair stand at that intersection? Well, against it, except for just one issue.

One very, very, very, very specific issue, which she later clarified was a joke.

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Liz Mair/Twitter

“Here’s my only nativist beef,” Mair wrote, as though having just one was OK. “Hispanic people who look and sound Mongolian and who I therefore don’t realize I could just communicate with in Spanish instead of English which they don’t speak particularly intelligibly. I’m cool with Spanish, just not being super-confused.”

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And no one knows why she posted this.

https://twitter.com/willmenaker/status/1080549126633250816

https://twitter.com/grylxndr/status/1080549714356043781

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Update 7:33am CT, Jan. 3: Mair did not originally respond to a request sent to an old email. However, on Twittter, she announced she was deleting her tweet, which she said was sarcasm that had been misconstrued and explained in a thread.

In an email to the Daily Dot, Mair said that given her background on immigration policy, it should have been clear it was a sarcastic statement.

“I’m honestly really surprised given my very public and well-known reputation for ongoing, daily work on pro-immigration and pro-immigrant causes … But I guess it’s a good intermittent reminder that sarcasm really doesn’t translate on Twitter … Plus I’ve got the wrong partisan affiliation and Trump being President does lead a lot of people to assume a lot of erroneous things about Republicans on spec.

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Here response to her tweet is below.

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Liz Mair/Twiter
Liz Mair/Twiter
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This article has been updated. 

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*First Published: Jan 2, 2019, 2:43 pm CST