Republican Congressional Candidate Accuses Black Opponent Of Pretending To Be Black
Nevada congressional candidate Danny Tarkanian, running against black Democrat Steven Horsford, says Horford is pretending to be black.
We could be like Steven Horsford, who’s not doing anything with that community — and you know, pretend we’re black and maybe try to get some votes if that’s where it is. It’s that extent that they’re going to.”
In a later interview, Tarkanian backtracked his comments, without directly apologizing: “Obviously, I made an inarticulate statement that is being misconstrued right now. What I meant to say now is, it’s clear that Mr. Horsford has ignored the community in the time he’s been a state senator and he can’t expect to get votes from there.”