A Republican congressman’s racial slur against Hispanics is drawing swift condemnation from fellow lawmakers, including Sen. John Cornyn.

In an interview on Alaskan radio station KRBD, Republican Rep. Don Young used a derogatory term to describe migrant workers. He spoke about the changing nature of American industry, and used the term to describe workers on his father’s ranch.

Sen. Cornyn issued a statement in response: 

“Migrant workers come to America looking for opportunity and a way to provide a better life for their families. They do not come to this country to hear ethnic slurs and derogatory language from elected officials. The comments used by Rep. Young do nothing to elevate our party, political discourse or the millions who come here looking for economic opportunity.”