NC congressman says Charlotte protesters ‘hate white people’
Associated Press ^ | Sep 22, 2016 10:36 PM EDT | Jonathan Drew
Posted on 9/22/2016, 11:08:40 PM by Olog-hai
A Republican congressman who represents the Charlotte area said Thursday that people are protesting in the city because they “hate white people.”
U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger, whose district includes parts of Charlotte and its suburbs, was asked by an interviewer for Britain’s “BBC Newsnight” what grievance the protesters have.
In the video posted online Thursday, Pittenger responded: “The grievance in their mind is — the animus, the anger — they hate white people because white people are successful and they’re not.” He also complained that the government has spent too much on welfare programs that ultimately hold people back.
He later released a statement apologizing for what he said, and his comments were condemned by Democrats. …
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