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Bobby Jindal has identity crisis: US Congressman

Bobby Jindal has identity crisis: US Congressman
Lashing out at Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal for recently stating he is American and not ‘Indian American’, an influential US lawmaker, who is highly regarded among Indian Americans, has said that Jindal has an “identity crisis”.

“To some degree it looks like Jindal has some kind of an identity crisis. That is too bad for him,” Congressman Joe Crowley told when asked about the recent statement by Jindal wherein he distanced himself from being called as Indian American preferring to be just an ‘American’.

“My parents came in search of the American Dream, and they caught it. To them, America was not so much a place, it was an idea. My dad and mom told my brother and me that we came to America to be Americans. Not Indian-Americans, simply Americans,” Jindal said in a speech in London this week.

A lawmaker from New York, Crowley is one of the founding members of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans and its former co-chair, which is now held by Indian American Congressman Ami Bera.

“I do not think Ami Bera has same level of anxiety in terms of identity. It is reflective of the politics that he is involved in. In the Democratic Party, we welcome all ranks of people, races and religious denomination,” Crowley said as he slammed Jindal for his remarks.

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