Democrat South Carolina U.S. Senate candidate, state Rep. Krystle Matthews, is facing calls from her own party to drop out and resign after a video of her disparaging fellow South Carolinians leaked.
Fox News reports:
South Carolina state Rep. Krystle Matthews, running against incumbent Republican Sen. Tim Scott, was caught on tape speaking disparagingly of her constituents — specifically White constituents — in a series of remarks secretly recorded by activist group 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.”
In the leaked comments, Matthews additionally brags about keeping citizens in her jurisdiction “under her thumbs,” and not putting up with “White sh—.”
Matthews confirmed to The Associated Press that it was her voice on the tape but said the edited audio of a “tongue-in-cheek” exchange didn’t reflect the full picture, calling Project Veritas a “satirical MAGA-powered news outlet.”
“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 state Rep. Justin Bamberg said regarding the comments.