During a heated debate over an Indiana “religious freedom” bill, a Democratic representative took the opportunity to accuse the child of one of her colleagues of racism.

The child is an 18-month-old toddler.

Rep. Vanessa Summers, who represents Indianapolis, took to the podium to question the bill sponsor about the impact of the legislation.

After that, she brought up an exchange she had with Rep. Jud McMillin, a Republican.

“I told Jud McMillin I love his son, but he’s scared of me because of my color and that’s horrible,” Summers said, to groans.

“It’s true,” she insisted.

She urged McMillin to “introduce your child to some people of color so that he won’t live his life as a prejudiced person.”

After her statement, Summers defended her accusations to the Indy Star.

Referring to the toddler, she said, “He looked at me like I was a monster and turned around and cried. And I told him you need to introduce your child to some people that are dark-skinned so he will not be scared.”

McMillin defended his son, saying, “I can tell you that if he reacted the same way he reacts with anybody brand new, he buries his head in his dad’s shoulder. Whoever it is, it’s what he does. He’s an 18-month-old kid; he’s in a new environment up here in the place like the Statehouse but doesn’t know anybody. I honestly don’t remember anything out of the ordinary.”

He added, “It’s just incredibly unfortunate. You’d like to think that we would have professional discussion on the House floor and certainly be able to avoid having 18-month-olds in the discussion.”

House Speaker Brian Bosma agreed the accusation was “unfortunate,” but added there are no plans to sanction Summers.

“I’d agree, it was an unfortunate comment. But what’s said is said. On an emotional issue for folks, they sometimes say things that aren’t advisable,” Bosma told the Star.

“That’s probably one of these times.”

  • Speckintime

    I have seen videos where the dad shaved his beard and the baby was scared

    My great granddaughter was scared of Santa Clause and he was white.

    If children aren’t exposed to a lot of people then tend to be shy, race has nothing to do with it.

    The only thing that was racist was her assumption because the child was white.

    Would she have said the same thing if it were a black child?

  • alexander

    Could it be that the child is afraid of animals?

  • Michael LaBombard

    She is a racist herself! Thats why she says everyone else is a racist! I bet she doesn’t even like her own color. The word racist should be banned!

  • TheSandGal

    Next step – re-education camps where toddlers are forcibly removed from their parents to be exposed to the full spectrum of “diversity”, lest they become thoughtcriminals.

  • Steve

    This stuff is just so outrageously ignorant and a worn out lame record. Whitey this! Whitey that! You’d think we were god showing up everywhere! Damn get a life black people!

    Like another post said it gets to the point that whitey is responsible for just about everything a black who has a bad day, week, year, job, whatever can think up. What’s next-a black guy gets struck by lightning and its whitey’s fault I’m sure. Of course we have the stupid media catering to fool race baiting scumbags who sell to the highest bidder and sell out their own people and are responsible for making themselves rich while making everyone else disgusted and just tired of the same old trip. Is that dope a “progressive”? I wouldn’t be surprised. All this garbage does is actually piss off some people and even makes some whiteys vindictive to all the blame game race carding trip.

    “What’s in your wallet?” is what I want to ask most black people these days!