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Congressman David Trone Uses Racial Slur in Hearing

March 23rd, 2024 by WCBC Radio

A Maryland congressman who is running for Senate has apologized for what he said was the inadvertent use of a racial slur during a budget hearing.

Rep. David Trone, a Democrat, said he confused the word he used with another one as he spoke about tax rates. The congressman, who is the founder of the national Total Wine & More chain, made the comment while saying corporate tax rates didn’t influence how he conducted business.  Trone said he meant to say “bugaboo” but instead uttered a racial slur.