Excerpt from Daily Mail
A North Carolina congressman said that people are protesting in Charlotte because they ‘hate white people for being successful’.
U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger, a Republican whose district includes parts of Charlotte, was asked by an interviewer for the BBC what grievance the protesters have.
In the video posted online on Thursday, Pittenger responded: ‘The grievance in their mind is – the animus, the anger – they hate white people because white people are successful and they’re not.’
He later released a statement apologizing and saying that his anguish over the situation led him to give a response he regretted.
‘What is taking place in my hometown right now breaks my heart,’ he said.
‘My anguish led me to respond to a reporter’s question in a way that I regret. The answer doesn’t reflect who I am.
Good grief. Never say it’s not who you are. No one cares.
A better strategy I think is to demand that the mainstream media prove you’re wrong, via collected news clips of the rioting. Just how much hate would cops testify to being on the receiving end of? A lot I think. And how economically successful are these protesters? What percent of them live off welfare?
It’s better to put the spotlight on the white man beaten up in the parking garage in Charlotte. It’s better to talk about ending welfare and food stamps for rioters.
There are many possibilities to save face. Giving in to leftist egalitarianism isn’t the way to go, Congressman Pittenger.