Missouri GOPer: Street Signs, DMV Tests Should Be In English Because People Hate Spanish
Missouri House Speaker Steve Tilley wants to end multilingual DMV tests, and state Rep. John Cauthorn agrees: “The average guy on the street hates Spanish, and it is everywhere.”
According to Rudi Keller of the Columbia Daily-Tribune Tilley (R-Perryville) said this week that he wants the state to require anyone testing for a Missouri driver’s license to pass the test in English. He explained: “How many times do you drive down the road and see the signs in other forms than English? I have been all around the state, and people think it is a common-sense issue and that we should institute it, and we are elected by the people to be their voice, and that is what we intend to do.”
The state provides the test in 12 different languages, including English and Spanish.
Memo to the GOP — if you want to reach out to minority voters, including Latinos, this isn’t a good way to do it. Saying that the average American hates Spanish? Yeah, that will go over well.