Lawyer: KKK-Loving AL State Rep Won’t Resign After Arrest, He’s “Convicted In His Faith And His Heritage”

The Birmingham News reports:

The attorney for state Rep. Will Dismukes, R-Prattville, said today Dismukes disputes the charge that he stole money from a former employer and expects him to put up a vigorous defense. Attorney Trey Norman said he has not asked Dismukes, 30, if he is going to resign his seat in the Alabama House of Representatives. But Norman does not expect that to happen.

“Will is young and is learning some hard lessons,” Norman said. “But he’s a very convicted man. He’s very convicted in his faith and he’s very convicted in his character. He’s very convicted in his heritage. And Will’s not a person who’s going to shy away from the tough questions to satisfy folks. And that upsets a lot of people. And I understand that. Especially in these times.

Two weeks ago Dismukes did resign as pastor of his Baptist church after backlash for promoting a KKK celebration.