Marion Barry Hospitalized In Las Vegas
Published: May 22, 2012
Marion Barry Hospitalized In Las Vegas, Hospitalized in Las Vegas with a blood clot this weekend, D.C. councilmember Marion Barry made a point to tweet his thanks to the “kind professional Filipino staff” and took back his earlier criticism of D.C. hospitals for hiring Filipino nurses.
“Got a blood clot while waiting on plane in Memphis,” Barry posted to Twitter Sunday night. “Taking blood thiner. I thank God it was caught. #thankGodALLthetime”
He added, “I also thank outstanding medical staff, incl. kind professional Filipino staff. I stand corrected; I truly didn’t mean 2 hurt or offend.”
At a D.C. Council budget hearing in April, Barry sparked controversy by saying, “It’s so bad, that if you go to the hospital now, you find a number of immigrants who are nurses, particularly from the Philippines. And no offense, but let’s grow our own teachers, let’s grow our own nurses — and so that we don’t have to be scrounging around in our community clinics and other kinds of places — having to hire people from somewhere else.”
And earlier that month, Barry made news by describing Asian-owned businesses in his district as “dirty.” He later apologized. (Politico)
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