Georgia State Rep Walks Back Claim Man Told Her To “Go back to your country”

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 7/21/2019 | Fuzzy Slippers
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Georgia State Rep. Erica Thomas (D) claims to have been “verbally assaulted” by a white man at a Publix and told to “go back where you came from.” Apparently, Thomas was in the 10 Items or Less lane, and Eric Sparkes didn’t like that and commented to her about it.

Thomas went on Facebook and filmed a tearful tirade about how she was berated, called names, and told to go back where she came from. She also says that he told her to “go back to your country.”

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The Washington Post reports:

A white man has admitted cursing at a pregnant black Georgia lawmaker for taking too many items into a supermarket express lane but denies telling her, “go back where you came from.”

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Eric Sparkes showed up during a WSB-TV interview with Rep. Erica Thomas of Austell on Saturday, outside the Atlanta-area store where the incident occurred , the station reported .

He denied making any racially charged comment, adding, “I am Cuban.”

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Thomas confronted Sparkes in front of reporters and said he had “degraded and berated” her.

She has told The Associated Press she notified police and will seek store video.

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As a result of Thomas’ video, the incident went viral and a range of people from Democrat presidential hopefuls to celebrities to random Twitter users all piled on. #IStandWithErica was formed, and everyone who was anyone was outraged by the outrage. Because Trump.

Here’s Thomas’ tweet about the incident:

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