Alabama City Councilman Says ‘Home N *****’ Throughout Fulfilling
The Alabama Democratic Celebration is calling for the resignation of a white lawmaker after he referred to a fellow councilmember as a “house n **** r” during a Monday night (July 19) meeting.
“Do we have a home n **** r in here?” Tarrant City Councilman John “Tommy” Bryant said, referring to City Councilwoman Veronica Freeman, who is Black. “Do we? Do we?” he included.
AL.com reports that Bryant stated he was just duplicating what Tarrant Mayor Wayman Newton, the city’s first Black mayor, called Freeman.
In a Tuesday night interview with WVTM, Bryant declared his usage of the n-word and Newton’s declared usage of it is different.
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“He said it in a derogatory way, I stated it so people would understand what the mayor said,” he said. “The mayor was being negative towards Veronica Freeman when he said that.”
In a declaration to AL.com, Newton denied utilizing the n-word about Freeman and included, “The video promotes itself,” in reference to Bryant saying the racial slur at the council conference.
Guests at the conference are heard gasping after Bryant used the racist explicative. The Alabama Democratic Celebration is prompting Bryant to resign, identifying him “a racist and unfit to serve.”
“Alabama still has a long method to go when it concerns race, but cozying approximately the KKK and utilizing the n-word must make you unsuited to serve,” Wade Perry, the celebration’s executive director, stated in a statement, according to AL.com. “These racists belong in the history books with Bull Connor and George Wallace, not on the taxpayer’s payroll.”
“The Alabama Republican Party is deeply bothered by the racially charged outburst and disrespect shown by Councilman Tommy Bryant. Such language is completely unacceptable in any setting, and even more concerning coming from a chosen official,” Alabama Republican Politician Celebration Chairman John Wahl stated in a declaration. “We are proud to have Mayor Wayman Newton as a member of the Jefferson County Republican Celebration and deeply appreciate his dedication to serving his constituents honorably, even in the face of adversity.”
Wahl did not state whether he thought Bryant needs to resign.
Published at Wed, 21 Jul 2021 18:19:38 -0500