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Mike Kelly Tells Maxine Waters To Give The Race Baiting A Rest

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Nick Givas Media And Politics Reporter

Republican Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania went on “Fox & Friends” Monday to discuss his fiery debate with Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California about discrimination in the auto industry.

Waters accused the auto industry of being discriminatory in their sales and loan practices on the House floor Friday and Kelly, who owns a car dealership, took offense. (RELATED: Maxine Waters Calls Trump The ‘Most Deplorable Person’ She Has Ever Met)

“This is absolutely preposterous,” Kelly said Monday. “It’s about dividing us as Americans. It’s not about uniting us. And when we go to the things of saying — it’s white vs. Nonwhite. It’s man vs. Woman. That is so preposterous. And those are the type of things that divide us as a people.”

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This isn’t the first time Waters has used race to push a political agenda, Kelly said and urged all Americans to focus on the booming economy as a way of uniting.

“I think that if you were to Google — don’t take my word. Google Ms. Waters and see what she’s done in her lifetime. Everything has always got to come down to discrimination. And somehow we’re not treating non-white people fairly. We’re discriminating against them,” Kelly said. “Since this president came into office and this administration — we have seen an economy that’s skyrocketed and is good for all Americans. Not just white Americans or not white Americans but all Americans.”

“These are red, white, and blue issues,” he added. “And if we can’t get away from this divisive type of talk, we cannot come together as a nation. That’s horrible. It’s totally unacceptable.”

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