Senator J.D. Vance claims that media and politicians were ‘slow to respond’ to the Ohio train derailment in part because the residents of East Palestine are ‘a little too white.’
March 10, 2023

The usual nonsense from J.D. Vance where he talks about an America being left behind (typically, rural white America).

Source: Fox News

Ohio Sen. JD Vance is accusing the federal government and media Thursday of being slow to respond to the toxic train derailment in East Palestine because the people living there "have the wrong politics."

Vance made the remark on Capitol Hill as Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw is being grilled by lawmakers over his company’s handling of the Feb. 3 disaster near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border.

"I think that our leadership, our media, and our politicians were slow to respond to this crisis, in part because a certain segment of our leadership feels like the people of East Palestine are a little out of style. They have the wrong politics," Vance said. "They're a little too rural, maybe a little too White."

However, Vance did slightly criticize his fellow Republicans, who basically let these things happen. "I've talked to a number of my Republican colleagues, and nearly everybody has dealt in complete good faith, whether they like the bill or have some concerns about it. And these comments are not directed at them. Who they are directed at is a particular slice of people who seem to think that any public safety enhancements for the rail industry is somehow a violation of the free market," Vance said. "And now they're claiming before the Senate and the House our reasonable regulation, our reasonable legislation is somehow a violation of the free market?" he said. "Well, pot meet the kettle, because that doesn't make an ounce of sense."

Ok, fine. Once the spotlight is gone, you can be damn sure that J.D. Vance and others of his ilk will go back to where they were before East Palestine.

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