Georgia official under fire for ‘racist pig’ Facebook post aimed at Lewis Rep.


A Georgia County Commissioner, requested to resign, after the civil rights icon REP John Lewis is a “racist pig” in a Facebook post days before the Martin-Luther-King-Jr. Day.

Gwinnett County Commissioner Tommy Hunter’s comments resulted probably from a war of words between Lewis, D-Ga., and President-elect, Donald Trump. Lewis told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he thinks Trump is an “illegitimate President” because of Russia’s alleged interference in the election.

“It is not a political expert, say, on 9. November of this Demonrats (sic) would win an EXACT answer to Trump,” hunter said in the since deleted post. “You believe the polls were right and THE REAL VOTES were wrong. What a bunch of idiots.”

Hunter’s remarks also started the calls for him to resign from his seat in the board of commissioners.

“Hunter is a disgrace to Gwinnett County in particular and Georgia in General, and he should apologize for the comments,” the Gwinnett County democratic party Chairman Frank Okoye told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He added that hunter should resign.

State Rep. said Is’shun Kendrick, D-Lithonia, and she was embarrassed that hunter is the “Gwinnett part represented by my district.” Kendrick represents district 93 touches part of the Hunter’s territory.

Hunter said the newspaper, the “racist pig”, probably to the aggravation according to Lewis’ comments, but he refused to apologize for any other part of his message. He said he was “grateful” for Lewis’ contributions to the civil rights movement, but accused him of using his fame “to share the race.”

He added that Lewis was “illegitimate.”

After deleing the “racist pig” Facebook post, the hunter was back on the social networking site to wish his successor a “Happy MLK day.”

“Remember, it is the content of your character, not the color of their skin, what matters. One day, hopefully, will become the reality.”

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