Knoxville’s CBS News affiliate reports:
Commissioner Warren Hurst took the floor on Oct. 21 to speak about the commission’s pending vote on becoming a gun sanctuary city. “It’s time we wake up people, it’s time, it’s passed time,” Hurst said. Hurst also voiced his opinions on other topics.
“We got a queer running for president, if that ain’t about as ugly as you can get,” he said. “Look what we got running for president in the Democratic party. We can go over here to Hoss’s jail [Sevier County Sheriff] and get better people out of there than those running for democratic to be President of the United States.”
WVLT News was at the meeting and observed as one woman stood up and replied to Hurst, “Excuse me” she said. “This is not professional. This is [expletive].” The woman left the meeting, and Hurst made another comment about the state of white male rights in the country.
Officials from the city and county have condemned Hurst’s comments. Hurst say he has nothing to apologize for.
(Tipped by JMG reader Michael)