Sunday, February 7, 2016

GOP chair who got racist on 'The Daily Show' resigns

On Wednesday night, The Daily Show aired a segment on voter identification laws which included an interview with a North Carolina county precinct GOP chair named Don Yelton.

GOP chair who got racist on 'The Daily Show' resigns

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On Wednesday night, The Daily Show aired a segment on voter identification laws which included an interview with a North Carolina county precinct GOP chair named Don Yelton.

In the bit, Yelton pontificated about "lazy black people" who want the government to give them everything, explained that he has been accused of bigotry before, but his best friend is black, and complained about the double standard surrounding use of the N-word.

He actually did all of that while fully aware that he was on camera.

So, it's no surprise to learn that Don Yelton has officially resigned from his post in Buncombe County, North Carolina.

"Yes, he has resigned," said Nathan West, a spokesman for the Buncombe County Republican Party. The party had asked for Don Yelton's resignation in direct response to the interview, West said. [SFGate]

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