This N.C. Congressman Says People Are Protesting In Charlotte Because They Hate White People
North Carolina U.S. Congressman Robert Pittenger really stepped in it this week during an interview with the BBC. How? Because according to him, people are protesting the death of an unarmed man at the hands of police because “they hate white people.” Yeah. That is his argument for the protests rocking Charlotte, N.C., following the shooting death of Keith Scott, an unarmed black man by police.
This is Rep. Robert Pittenger of North Carolina, and he has figured out why people are protesting in Charlotte.@reppittenger / Twitter
Brace yourself for this one.
The North Carolina Congressman took to BBC and blamed the Charlotte protests on the protester’s hatred of white people.BBC Newsnight / YouTube
This interviewer’s reaction is literally all of us.BBC Newsnight / YouTube
Host James O’Brien: “So, a black man gets shot by a black police officer and the people protest because they hate white people?”
Rep. Robert Pittenger: “Yeah. That’s what they say on TV. That’s coming out of their mouths. That’s from the brother of the man that got shot.”
Woke Americans: ?
But it’s OK. He took to Twitter to further defend his use of “their” words.
My answer to BBC doesn't reflect who I am. I was quoting statements made by angry protesters last night on national TV. Not my intent
— Rep Robert Pittenger (@reppittenger) September 22, 2016
And he even did a different interview on CNN with Don Lemon and continued to argue that he is just repeating what everyone else is saying.CNN / Sarah Burris / YouTube
Again, most people reacted like:RuPaul’s Drag Race / Logo / realitytvgifs / Tumblr
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