An undercover video clip exposed a top Democratic candidate spewing horrible racist insults.
It’s so bad that even some Democrats are looking to replace her.
This top Democrat did something so awful she may be pushed off the ballot.
U.S. Senate candidate state Rep. Krystle Matthews is facing calls to resign from her own party after leaked comments of her disparaging her White constituents were published by Project Veritas.
“You ought to know who you’re dealing with,” Matthews said during the taped conversation. “You’ve got to treat them like s—. That’s the only way they’ll respect you.
“My district is slightly Republican, and it’s heavily white. I’m no stranger to white people; I’m from a mostly white town. And let me tell you one thing. You oughta know who you’re dealing with, like — you gotta treat them like s***, like I mean that’s the only way they’ll respect you.”
Matthews admitted her comments to the Associated Press but claimed that it was a “tongue-in-cheek” exchange.
Gubernatorial nominee Joe Cunningham and state Rep. Justin Bamberg, both Democrats, blasted Matthews for her racist language.
“If any of our white counterparts had said the same thing with regards to blacks, the minority community, including myself, would be up in arms calling for that member’s immediate resignation,” Bamberg said.
Cunningham told the AP that “there is absolutely no place in our political discourse” for Matthews’ racist remarks and that “the Democratic Party cannot and should not tolerate such behavior from our elected officials and candidates.”
State Sen. Brad Hutto, Democrats’ leader in that chamber, told the AP: “When candidates of either party start making irresponsible statements, beyond what party they’re from, they need to reevaluate their candidacy, and that’s what needs to happen here.”
Despite the pressure Matthews says that she has no plans to step down from her House seat or suspend her Senate campaign.
“If that’s what you want to believe after all the work I’ve done in this state, run with it,” Matthews told a handful of reporters in North Charleston. “I’m not here to convince y’all that I am not a racist. I know exactly who I am.”
Matthews won the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate race after recordings were released of her discussing using “dope” money to fund campaigns and using “secret sleepers” to infiltrate the state’s Republican Party.
“This is the only way you’re going to change the dynamic in South Carolina,” says Representative Matthews. “You’ve got to find some folks that are a little bit polished, maybe are not, you know, nobody really knows them that well. Maybe they haven’t been really politically active, but we need some secret sleepers. Like we need them to run as the other side even though they’re for our side. And we need them to win.”
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