BuzzFeed’s Anburajan: Ted Cruz a ‘LINO’ — ‘Latino in Name Only’

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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In a post on her Twitter account, Buzzfeed Director of Partnership Development Aswini Anburajan took a swipe at Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s ethnicity, calling him a “LINO,” or a “latino in name only.”

Anburajan, who is also a contributor to WNYC’s “It’s a Free Country” blog, the website for the New York City NPR affiliate, also knocked Cruz’s presidential aspirations for his opposition to giving undocumented immigrants government benefits : “Ted Cruz is a LINO ‘latino in name only’ good luck w/ prez aspirations w/ that stand on undoc immig and benefits”


Earlier in May, Democratic New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson also questioned Cruz’s ethnicity, saying ” I don’t think he should be defined as a Hispanic.”

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