NC Rep. Apologizes for Saying Charlotte Protesters ‘Hate White People’


A North Carolina congressman has apologized after making some provocative comments about the protesters and rioters in Charlotte.

Republican Robert Pittenger, who scolded protesters last night for saying they lack the “spirit of Martin Luther King,” talked to the BBC today and made the following remarks:

“The grievance in their minds––the animus, the anger––they hate white people because white people are successful and they’re not… It is a welfare state. We have spent trillions of dollars on welfare, and we’ve put people in bondage, so they can’t be all they’re capable of being.”

Well, after that started getting attention, Pittenger offered a profuse apology on Twitter:

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