Ken Cuccinelli Claims Statue of Liberty Poem Was Only About Europeans

Ken Cuccinelli Claims Statue of Liberty Poem Was Only About Europeans

Hours after rewriting the famous words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty, acting Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli went a step further on Tuesday night by insisting that Emma Lazarus’ poem about America accepting the world’s poor and huddled masses only referred to Europeans.

Quoting the actual poem to Cuccinelli, CNN’s Erin Burnett said this was what Lazarus said America is supposed to stand for before asking: “So what do you think America stands for?”

“Well, of course, that poem was referring back to people coming from Europe where they had class-based societies,” Cuccinelli, a one-time CNN political commentator, replied.

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Contemptor Staff