United States Virginia change
Sri Lanka Breaking News
Sri Lanka parliament
vivalankaSri Lanka newsSri Lanka businessSri Lanka sportsSri Lanka technologySri Lanka travelSri Lanka videosSri Lanka eventssinhala newstamil newsSri Lanka business directory
vivalanka advertising
Stay Connected
Popular Searches
T20 World Cup
Sponsored Links
Sri Lanka Explorer

Knotts uses slur to describe Haley, Obama

Jun 3, 2010 8:59:00 PM - thestate.com
State Sen. Jake Knotts, R-Lexington, used the word, "raghead" to describe Republican gubernatorial frontrunner Rep. Nikki Haley, also of Lexington County, and President Barack Obama during an online political talk show Thursday evening.

Haley is of Indian descent. Obama, who is bi-racial, has an African father and white mother.

Knotts, who supports Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer in the Republican primary battle, said, “We already got one raghead in the White House, we don’t need a raghead in the governor’s mansion,” according to several people at the live broadcast of "Pub Politics."

State Republican Party Chairwoman Karen Floyd issued a statement, calling on Knotts to apologize.

-- John O’Connor and Gina Smith

USA, South Carolina: (Latest Stories)