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COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina lawmaker on Thursday called a Republican gubernatorial candidate of Indian descent a "raghead," saying we have one in the White House, we don't need one in the governor's mansion
Lexington state Sen. Jake Knotts called political rival and Republican gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley a “raghead” on an Internet political talk show Thursday evening.
The term is a slur typically used against Arabs or other ethnic groups who wear turbans or headdresses. Haley, a state representative from Lexington, is the child of Indian immigrants.
“We already got one raghead in the White House,” Knotts said. “We don’t need another in the Governor’s Mansion.”
South Carolina State Senator Jake Knotts
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According to those present and watching the show, “Pub Politics,” Knotts also talked at length about Haley’s parents’ religion and her family. Haley was raised as a Sikh, but converted to Methodist and has said she attends both services. “Pub Politics” host Wesley Donehue said the video will be posted today.
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Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
Very ugly and certain political suicide, but can this be the true belief of the republican party?
Originally posted by mike_trivisonno
I don't think muslims should be permitted to serve in any branch of government at any level.
Muslims are NOT here to participate in our culture. Muslims are here to replace our culture with Islam and Sharia. It is and has been their singular goal for 1,400 years.
Muslim = Jihad Violence
Republican state Sen. Jake Knotts later apologized for the slur, saying the remarks about President Barack Obama and state Rep. Nikki Haley were meant as a joke.