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October 26, 2013

GOP official ousted for 'lazy blacks' comment on 'The Daily Show'


By Thursday afternoon, the Buncombe County Republican Party asked Yelton to resign from his post via a press release on Facebook.

“Mr. Yelton’s comments are offensive, uniformed, and unacceptable of any member within the Republican Party. In no way are his comments representative of the local or state Republican Party,” said Buncombe County GOP chair Henry Mitchell, who also emphasized that Yelton did not seek approval from party officials before speaking with “The Daily Show.”

The state GOP also called for Yelton to resign and condemned his remarks as “outrageous.”

Yelton apparently obliged, telling Pete Kaliner, host of “The Pete Kaliner Show” on WWNC-AM, that he’d resigned.

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