NC GOP Precinct Chairman Who Resigned Over Racist Comments: The Party Is ‘Gutless’
Appearing on Asheville radio station WWNC Thursday, Yelton accused the show of taking his comment out of context with a cut-and-paste editing job.
“They created an illusion that I was just personally had an agenda against the blacks, tried to make it talking about racism rather than the real issue of illegal voting,” Yelton told host Pete Kaliner, dodging the question of whether or not his interview advanced his case for voter ID laws.
Asked if the comment was worth making, Yelton said yes, because it made him realize the Republican party has “no guts.”
“I’ll resign my position as precinct chair gladly, I’ll give it up — the heck with it, I don’t want to be part of a group that is that mealy-mouthed and that gutless,” he later added.
Don Yelton, the North Carolina GOP official who resigned over the fallout for his racially charged “Daily Show” interview, used the N-word to defend himself in an interview with thewrap.com Friday.
“When a n—- can use the word n—- and it not be considered racist, that’s the utmost racism in the world, and it’s hypocrisy,” he said.