Smollett 2.0? Dem Congresswoman Backtracks On Racist "Go Back" Insult Claims
Lies, Dem'd Lies, and Sadistics...
Who could have seen this coming?
After a whirlwind of press furore - extending the drive against President Trump's recent remarks aimed at the 'squad' - following Georgia Rep. Erica Thomas' claims she was a victim of a racist attack when a man confronted her in a grocery line telling her to "go back to her own country," it appears she is rapidly backtracking on her original story.
The story began Saturday when the black representative, who is 9 months pregnant, shared a tearful video saying what she said happened.
“This white man comes up to me and says, ‘You lazy son of [expletive]. You need to go back where you came from,'” she said.
We have a serious problem in this Country when @itsericathomas is subjected to racism in a Cobb County @Publix in front of her daughter. #gapol. #IStandwithErica thank you @RenittaShannon for alerting me and the @NAACPGA. #NoPlaceforHate. pic.twitter.com/hN5HDS4aG9— Gerald A. Griggs (@AttorneyGriggs) July 20, 2019
“I’m at the grocery and I’m in… the aisle that says ’10 Items or Less.’ Yes, I have 15 items, but I’m nine months pregnant and I can’t stand up for long,” Rep. Erica Thomas said.
“This white man comes up and says, ‘You lazy son of a b***h.’ He says, ‘You lazy son of a b***h, you need to go back where you came from,’” she said.
“It hurt me so bad — I’m sorry y’all — because everything in me just wanted to tell him who I am… but I couldn’t, I couldn’t get anything out,” she said. “I couldn’t even explain to her why he has so much hate in his heart.”
Of course, these claims were immediately met by a torrent of virtue signaling from various leftists...
These are the consequences of a president who foments hate every day—and sees our diversity not as a strength but as a weakness. Erica, thank you for serving your state and thanks to your husband for serving our country. We are better than this, and together, we will prove it. https://t.co/eCrdZFgAPl— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) July 20, 2019
But... 24 hours later, the story is starting to change. The 'white man' she is accusing of a racist attack is a died-in-the-wool squad-defending Democrat...
Georgia Democrat Erica Thomas claims a "white man" told her to "go back to where I came from"— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 20, 2019
The guy is a Cuban Democrat and he says that he didn't say that and that she is doing this for political gain
He defended "the squad" this week on Facebook against Trump's attacks pic.twitter.com/ldWvrYGyqJ
... and confronted her as she stood in front of media making her claims...
Media machine has been blowing up story of @itsericathomas, who claims a racist white man told her to “go back where you came from.” Well, he returns during her presser to deny allegation. He says he’s a Democrat & she’s embellishing story for attention. pic.twitter.com/wh4uds2IKC— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) July 21, 2019
Eric Sparkes absolutely denies claim that he told politician @itsericathomas to “go back where you came from.” He says the argument started over her using the express lane while having too many items. pic.twitter.com/ZikyJc81vf— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) July 21, 2019
“I called you a lazy (expletive),” he said to the representative and he said she berated him. “That’s the worst thing I said.”
“This woman is playing the victim for political purposes because she is a state legislator,” he said to the reporter.
“I’m a Democrat and will vote Democrat for the rest of my life, so call me whatever you want to believe. For her political purposes, make it black, white, brown, whatever. It is untrue,” he said.
And then the Congresswoman seemed to back away from her vehement claims...
“I don’t want to say he said, ‘Go back to your country,’ or ‘Go back to where you came from,'” Rep. Thomas said.
“But he was making those types of references is what I remember,” which is not what she said in her video when she was certain of what he said.
Now Erica Thomas is changing her story after it trended all day and resulted in extensive news coverage— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 21, 2019
And while we are on the topic of lies, The Federalist Papers reports that a gay Democrat former candidate for the Florida House of Representatives admitted that she lied about saving victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting.
She made the claims that she had tended to those who were shot at two events organized by Democrats in her state:
“It’s probably one of the hardest things of my career to work through,” she said. “I personally removed 77 bullets from 32 victims … It was like an assembly line.”
Turns out she made the whole thing up!
“I lied,” she said in the affidavit to DoH Medical Quality Assurance Investigator Rafael B. Aponte “It is a false statement. I just made it up.”
“I wanted to be somebody in the community, and I’m sorry. I’m sorry that I gave any impersonation. I knew it was wrong and I should have stopped — by no means did I ever mean to put anybody in jeopardy,” she said.
Still, when the head of the California Democratic Party slams "rural white Americans," it's clear the left has some rather odd ideas about 'inclusion' and 'honesty'...
“You know who is not grateful enough? Rural white Americans,” he said. “They are heavily subsidized, drowning in federal largesse, blessed with political affirmative action & overrepresentation, have all their bills paid by cities and blue states, but they whine and yell constantly.”
“But I’ll be damned if the bigoted entitled stupidity doesn’t constantly try one’s patience,” he said in his screed.
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