Tennessee county commissioner Warren Hurst said he has “very few rights” as a white man in America during a meeting on Monday night.
Hurst spoke on a pending vote over becoming a gun sanctuary city, reports WVLT, a local CBS affiliate. Hurst said, according to video footage,
“It’s time we wake up people. It’s time, it’s past time. I’m not prejudice, a white male in this country has very few rights and they’re getting took more every day.
We got a queer running for president, if that ain’t about as ugly as you can get. Look what we got running for president in the Democratic party.
We can go over here to Hoss’s jail [Sevier County Sheriff] and get better people out of there than those running for democratic to be President of the United States.”
South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg is the first openly gay major Democratic Party presidential candidate.
A woman reportedly left the meeting amid Hurst’s comments, but others in the crowd applauded. In a phone call with WLVT Hurst stood by his comments saying he is entitled to his opinions and he does have some black friends.
I agree. That statement by Hurst is about as ugly as you can get.
(Photos, screen grabs; via The Hill)