North Carolina congressman: Protesters hate white people


Washington A agent who represents North Carolina apologized Thursday for adage there are riots in Charlotte because the protesters hate white people. The affliction in their apperception is that the animus, the acrimony — they abhorrence white people, because white bodies are acknowledged and they re not, Rep. Robert Pittenger, a Republican, said on the BBC s Newsnight. I mean, yes, it is, it is a abundance state. We accept spent trillions of dollars on welfare, area we put bodies in chains so that they cannot be all that they re able of being. Pittenger, who has represented North Carolina s ninth aldermanic commune aback 2013, emphasized that bodies appear to the United States for opportunities, not government handouts.Obama: Violent protests won t break policing issues America is a country of befalling and abandon and liberty, he said. It didn t become that way because of a abundant government who provided aggregate for everyone, no. Pittenger told s Don Lemon on Tonight Thursday that he was repeating comments he d heard from protesters. Frankly, I was commendation what they were adage aftermost night on what I empiric on your network. And their abhorrence for white people, Pittenger said. And that saddens me greatly. You accept the protesters abhorrence white people? Lemon asked. No, no, sir. It s the animadversion that they made. I anticipate you can go aback and attending at the tapes. The comments that they fabricated on air, Pittenger responded. You beggarly the protesters fabricated on air? Lemon asked. Yes sir. I was alone aggravating to back what they were adage and yet, it didn t appear out right, and I apologize. I accept many, abounding acceptable accompany in the African-American community, he said. Pittenger s appointment additionally appear a account acknowledgment for comments, adage he didn t beggarly to affront anyone. What is demography abode in my hometown appropriate now break my heart. My affliction led me to acknowledge to a reporter s catechism in a way that I regret, he said in the statement. The acknowledgment doesn t reflect who I am. I was commendation statements fabricated by affronted protesters aftermost night on civic TV. My absorbed was to altercate the abridgement of bread-and-butter advancement for African-Americans because of bootless policies. I apologize to those I affronted and achievement we can accompany accord and calm to Charlotte. On Tuesday in Charlotte, Keith Lamont Scott, an African-American, was attempt by a badge administrator afterwards abnegation again demands to put bottomward what authorities said was a gun.Riots and protests in the burghal began that night and connected on Wednesday and Thursday nights.President Barack Obama advised in on the agitation Thursday, adage that the acrimony should be directed against blame bare reforms.

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