Friday, June 11, 2010

FOXNews.com - Local GOP Leaders Ask S.C. State Senator to Resign Over 'Raghead' Remark

FOXNews.com - Local GOP Leaders Ask S.C. State Senator to Resign Over 'Raghead' Remark

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A South Carolina senator who referred to the Republican gubernatorial front-runner as a "raghead" was reprimanded Thursday by GOP leaders in his home county and asked to resign.
The executive committee of the Lexington County Republican Party approved the symbolic resolution 26-7, after striking a clause to revoke his membership from the local party.

The vote comes a week after GOP Sen. Jake Knotts' comments on fellow Lexington County Rep. Nikki Haley and President Barack Obama on an Internet political talk show.

"We've got a raghead in Washington, we don't need a raghead in the Statehouse," Knotts said last Thursday on Pub Politics, a show cast as insider politics over beer. Knotts later apologized, saying the remarks were meant as a joke.

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