MN GOP State Senate Candidate Defends Racist, Homophobic Tweets
Mike Parry, the Republican Minnesota state senate candidate who erased racist, homophobic Tweets when progressives discovered them, is now defending his words. One statement referred to President Obama as “a Power Hungry Arrogant Black Man.” Another, after a New York Times editorial on the Matthew Shepard Act read, “What’s with the Dems and Pedophiles?”
Parry admitted to the first statement, and was vague about the second.
“I know specifically about what you’re talking about – the tweet that I had sent using my opinion and fact,” Parry said. “My opinion is that our president is arrogant and angry. The fact is that he is a black man. Now if the Democratic Party and the liberals want to take my opinion and the fact and mix it together and use it to bring a bad light about me and keep them away from discussing the real issues they can do that all they want. They’re grasping for straws.”
Parry was vague about whether he was the author of the other post tying Democrats to pedophiles.
“I would think that’s wrong. If it’s on my account I wouldn’t know how that one got on there,” he said initially.
When pressed, he said, “I don’t remember reading anything that would connect me making a statement like that.”
When asked if he had not posted it, Parry said “As I recollect, I would have to have read something that would have created me making a statement like that.”Click here for reuse options!
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