A longtime Georgia GOP County Chairman was secretly caught on tape making racist comments about Democratic candidates who are African American. But of course, he’s totally not a racist.
Tom Worthan, the Republican Douglas County Commission Chairman in Georgia, is swearing up and down that he isn’t racist and was just talking like “a politician, trying to say what I needed to say to get a vote.”
From the looks of it, Worthan assumed he was trying to get a vote from the likes of a white supremacist who wants to elect David Duke. However, he was really talking to Mark Dodd, a local resident who plans to vote for black Democratic candidates Tim Pounds and Romona Jackson Jones.
Dodd asked Worthan’s opinion on what the outcome would be if Pounds was elected Sheriff and Worthan launched into a racist tirade. He told Dodd that he worried Pounds would put “a bunch of blacks in leadership positions” if elected. To make sure he had the KKK vote, Worthan added that he doubted these “black brothers” would be “qualified” to perform their duties.
But Worthan, who is totally not racist, wasn’t quite done. He then said that when black people are elected into office, they “bankrupt” communities. He also suggested that if the black candidates won, white people would have to “pack up and get out of here.”
Despite all this, Worthan wants everyone to know that he really, really, isn’t racist. Honest.
I have many black friends, Hispanic friends and no, this is something that I should not have said. I certainly apologize to anybody that I might have hurt their feelings,” he said. “That’s not the way I feel.”
Sounds legit. I’m totally buying Worthan’s load of “I’m not racist bullsh*t.” (Insert eye roll here.)
Watch the secret recording of Worthan’s racist rant, here:
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