Warren Hurst, a member of the Sevier County Commission in Tennessee, said during a meeting last night that white man were losing their rights and that Pete Buttigieg shouldn’t be running for president because he’s gay.
The anti-gay rhetoric and distorted view on privilege are bad enough. But just wait till you hear the defense of his racism.
“We got a queer running for president, if that ain’t about as ugly as you can get,” he said. “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.”…
“I’m not prejudice, a white male in this country has very few rights and they’re getting took more every day,” said Hurst.
Hurst told WVLT News over the phone that some of his best friends were African American, but he stands by his comments because he’s entitled to his opinions.
A good reporter would have asked for the name of just one of those African American friends…
Commenters online also pointed out that everyone on the commission is white, which would raise at least a few questions about what rights all these white men are supposedly losing.
It’s not surprising that a bigot bigoted. That’s what conservatives do. But it’s disturbing that only one woman in the crowd was so offended by his comments that she walked out and that so many people agreed with him.
But this is what you get when you have a government run by the worst humans.