There are rising requires a metropolis councilman in Alabama to resign after he stood up in the course of a gathering, and loudly requested, “Do we now have a home n***er in right here?”
John “Tommy” Bryant blurted out the racial slur in a Tarrant Metropolis Council assembly Monday night time that was open to the general public — and he confirmed zero regret afterward at the same time as residents and metropolis council members alike reacted with shock and disdain.
It began when Mayor Wayman Newton, who’s Black, introduced up a few of Bryant’s spouse’s controversial social media posts. At one level you possibly can hear a resident additionally chime in earlier than Bryant lastly stands up and, in a surprisingly snug method, drops the epithet.
You may hear gasps within the room after Bryant drops the n-word. Now, he claims he solely repeated it as a result of Newton allegedly used the phrase throughout a earlier assembly.
Bryant doubled down and defended his actions … telling CBS42 it is “okay for me to repeat it as a result of as I mentioned earlier than, I wished everyone to know what the mayor had mentioned. He mentioned it in a derogatory method. I mentioned it so that individuals would know what the mayor mentioned.”
A number of of Bryant’s colleagues have referred to as for his resignation, however he is defiant … saying perhaps subsequent time he’ll run for mayor.