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An Arkansas lawmaker is accusing Attorney General Dustin McDaniel of “pandering” to Hispanic voters by offering a version of his state website in Spanish. McDaniel is defending the site and called the comments embarrassing.

Republican Rep. Jon Hubbard complained about the site in an email sent Monday to McDaniel. The Jonesboro lawmaker sent the message to dozens others, including other legislators and a reporter from The Associated Press.

Hubbard told The Associated Press that he believed the website could be challenged as discriminatory since it’s not offered for other languages. Hubbard earlier this year unsuccessfully pushed for legislation barring Arkansas from offering most non-emergency services to illegal immigrants.

McDaniel said in an email to Hubbard that the site helps legal citizens of the state who also speak Spanish.

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  • kk1kk1kk1_yahoo_com
    July 18, 2011 at 8:03 p.m.

    This ought to embarrass Arkansas.But it is Arkansas tho.What would civilized intelligent people expect from bigots & bullies???

  • evanspe12170820
    July 18, 2011 at 8:08 p.m.

    Rep. Jon Hubbard has a point but is not making it very well. Send him a free copy of Rosetta Stone Spanish basic. Meanwhile, our Spanish speaking friends should be encouraged to learn English, so a Rosetta Stone English to them. Hey Gang, we all gotta learn to communicate. My great grand parents had the FBI at their door on occasion asking questions - no big deal since they were clean hard working folks. They also learned to speak English and so should the present newcomers.