A white Alabama legislator used the N word in the council. He says he will not resign.


Alabama city council member has faced a call to resign after using the N-ward, but said he would not resign and repeated what he heard.

Tommy Bryant, a white councilor in the city of Tarant, used racial adjectives at a council meeting on Monday.

“Is there a house N —- here?” Brian asked during a recorded council meeting. “Are we? Are we?”

so Interview with WVTM13Bryant said he repeated in the executive session that Mayor Weimann Newton called his fellow councilor Veronica Freeman.

“”[The mayor] I don’t want the mayor to avoid it because I didn’t have to use it in front of everyone and thought the city should know the term it uses. “

Mayor Wayman Newton did not immediately respond to USA TODAY’s request for comment.

Warning: The video below contains offensive language.

In the video, the attendees were breathtaking when they heard what they said.

“We need to stop the mayor’s racial slurs, and he’s always choosing Veronica Freeman,” Bryant told WVTM13.

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so Statements viewed by AL.com“The video speaks for itself,” Newton said.

Brian faces a demand for resignation after using racist terms.

“We were surprised. No one left because we were really so shocked by what he said. Told to CBS42..

Bonham said he shouldn’t have used it, even if he repeated what Bryant had heard.

“He was so comfortable to get up and use the word in front of a group of people of color, so he has to resign,” Bonham told the station.

Alabama Republican President John Wall said AL.com Bryant’s actions were unacceptable.

“Such words are completely unacceptable under any circumstances, and even come from elected civil servants,” Wall said in a statement.

The Democratic Party of Alabama urged Bryant to resign and called him unfit to serve him.

“Alabama still has a long way to go when it comes to racing, but if you’re familiar with the KKK and use the N-ward, you shouldn’t be fit to serve,” Wade Perry, party secretary general, said in a statement to AL.com. I did.

Mr. Brian said the mayor used the slur as a derogatory term, but he repeated it, so it was okay for him to say.

When asked by reporters if he would resign, Brian said he would “never resign.”

“We may consider running for mayor next time,” Bryant said, according to CBS42.

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This article was originally published in USA TODAY: Alabama Legislature Faces Call to Resign After Saying N-word