Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) said on Twitter this week that he would like to "defund white trash" who take advantage of federal social programs.
Rohrabacher made the remark in a reply to a Twitter user who was complaining about immigration policy.
@ga_bree_ella would defund white trash, but not our vets , seniors & other deserving Americans 2 provide benefits 2 those here illegally
— Dana Rohrabacher (@DanaRohrabacher) August 6, 2013
House Republicans are seeking cuts to food stamps that would trim the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program's cost by roughly 5 percent over 10 years.
In June, Rohrabacher said that John Boehner (R-Ohio) should be removed from his position as House speaker if he brought immigration reform to a full vote without majority support from Republicans.