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D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry says he has requested a formal meeting with the Philippines ambassador after the former mayor criticized local hospitals for hiring Filipino nurses instead of District residents.
Norton is calling on the Ward 8 official to stop targeting racial groups when calling attention to issues.
D.C. Councilman Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) is facing more criticism over his recent comments about Asian-Americans.
The former mayor made the comments Tuesday night after he won the Democratic primary for his Ward 8 D.C. Council seat.
Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry has easily won a Democratic primary for his D.C. Council seat, virtually assuring him of a third consecutive term representing the poorest of the city's wards.
The parents of a young girl are suing a candidate running for the D.C. Council. The couple says their daughter was sexually abused while working for the candidate's modeling business.
WTOP's Mark Segraves is tweeting what happens at the breakfast meeting and council meeting that follows, starting at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The D.C. Council has passed a measure banning members from using profanity during public meetings.
Barry's chief of staff, Joyce Clements-Smith, says Barry was released as expected early Saturday afternoon from Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington.