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Colorado Lawmaker Calls Colleague 'Buckwheat' During House Session

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Colorado Lawmaker Calls Colleague 'Buckwheat' During House SessionState legislation meetings rarely go THIS off the rails -- in the middle of a debate, a Colorado lawmaker called a colleague "Buckwheat" ... pissing off another legislator who is a Black woman. Richard Holtorf, a Republican legislator who reps the…
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News video: ‘I wish I would’ve chosen a different word,’ says Colorado lawmaker who called colleague ‘Buckwheat’

‘I wish I would’ve chosen a different word,’ says Colorado lawmaker who called colleague ‘Buckwheat’ 02:18

State Rep. Richard Holtorf, a Republican, said in rural eastern Colorado, the term is slang for a younger person, not a racial slur. He apologized for not being familiar with other contexts.

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