A member of the Tarrant, Ala., City council casually blurted out a shocking racist slur during a meeting on Monday, video shows. (Watch it below.)
“Do we have a house nigger here?” Do we? Do we? Will she be able to stand up please? Tommy Bryant said, according to the Daily Beast.
Bryant was apparently talking about board member Veronica Freeman, who is black, the outlet noted.
Just before the explosion, a member of the public asked Bryant about his wife using the insult on social media, according to Bama Politics.
“The video speaks for itself,” said Mayor Wayman Newton, who is black, according to the Daily Beast.
Bryant accused Newton of using the term previously to describe Freeman and said he repeated it to amplify the severity, AL.com reported.
Tensions simmered between Bryant and Newton, Bama Politics noted. The Daily Beast also reported a “power struggle” between Newton and former white police chief Dennis Reno.
Alabama Democratic Party demanded Bryant’s resignation, according to AL.com
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