Former Transportation Committee chairman uses racial epithet


Young has subsequently issued an apology for the remark, which has been disavowed by Republican leaders trying to boost their standing with minority voters.

"During a sit down interview with Ketchikan Public Radio this week, I used a term that was commonly used during my days growing up on a farm in Central California. I know that this term is not used in the same way nowadays and I meant no disrespect," Young said in a statement to the Alaska Dispatch.

The Hill’s Justin Sink has more on Young’s comments here.