City Council blasts Mitt Romney after 47 percent speech

Days after Mitt Romney’s 47 percent speech surfaced, City Council today let the Republican presidential nominee have it.

Pulling a quote from former late Texas governor Ann Richards about former president George H.W. Bush, Councilwoman Marian Tasco said, “Mitt Romney was born with a silver foot in his mouth. He has no idea about what’s happening in this country.”

Then Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez said “Mitt Romney said, it would be better if he was Mexican… Thank you but no thank you.”

In closing, Councilman Bill Green said “I would like to ask my colleagues to stop discussing Barack Obama’s secret weapon in this campaign and that is Mitt Romney, who only opens his mouth to put in the other foot.”

Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. whose comments about Romney prompted other members to speak about him at the close of Council's session, reminded the public about the “Be the Vote,” block party on Sept. 27 at the Sheppard Recreation Center from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. where he said transportation will be provided to  “those 47 percent of the vote” so that they can get their Voter IDs.