Republican Congresswoman Says A White NAACP Is Necessary
A GOP congresswoman’s is making a lazy attempt to justify her recent comments about the “necessity” for a white version of the NAACP.
via The Grio
Tennessee state representative has stirred up controversy with a Facebook post.
Rep. Sheila Butt of Maury County posted a comment on an open letter to Republican leaders calling on Republican presidential candidates to “engage Muslim voters, reject Islamaphobia.”
According to WKRN, Butt commented, “… It is time Council on Christian Relations and an NAAWP in this country.” She later clarified that this was not a reference to the National Association for the Advancement of White People, once led by former KKK leader David Duke. She meant it to be for “Western people” or “Western culture.”
On Thursday morning, Butt addressed her fellow lawmakers and had this to say:
I would like to address something today regarding something that I had put on Facebook about a month ago. An acronym that I had made up. I must tell you that my words were never intended to offend anyone. To the contrary, I was discussing a post where we should all be included, everyone should have a seat at the table. The post was meant to be inclusive of every gender, culture, and religion. I am disappointed that some in this body misunderstood. I strongly believe that this nation is better off when we all adhere to our Christian values and beliefs, when we all work together to solve the problems that beset every single one of us.
But many are calling for Butt to apologize for her remarks, including some fellow Republicans such as the House Speaker, who has been quick to say that Butt’s views are her own and do not reflect the views of the party.
National Association for the Advancement of WESTERN PEOPLE??? Let’s all say it together: Girl, B-Y-E!!!!