Amidst all the accusations of racism that are flying around these days — especially directed at President Trump — a black female Democrat is getting accused by multiple witnesses who say they heard her use repeated racist remarks directed a sizable segment of her constituents.
According to the Detroit Metro Times, third-term Rep. Bettie Cook Scott (D-Detroit) ran for state Senate against Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) in Tuesday’s primary election.
But numerous sources say Scott has made a number derogatory statements against the Chinese-American community, even reportedly telling one of Chang’s campaign volunteers “I want you out of my country” because she’s an “immigrant” and “you don’t belong here.”
She has also reportedly said that “these immigrants from China are coming over and taking our community from us” and it “'disgusts her seeing black people holding signs for these Asians and not supporting their own people.'”
Chang’s husband Sean Gray has even told Scott to back off on her comments about his wife, to which she allegedly replied by calling him a “fool” for marrying an Asian woman. Gray is black.
Scott has also reportedly said that “you don't need to vote for that ching-chang,” one of several times that witnesses say she’s used that nickname for Chang. The allegations of racist remarks are so numerous that a number of Asian, black, and Hispanic ethnic groups have demanded an apology from Scott.
Scott’s campaign strategy didn’t appear to work in her favor. Chang received more than three times as many votes as Scott to secure the Democrat nomination.
Scott’s campaign office have not commented on the allegations as of 6 p.m. Eastern on Friday, according to the Detroit Free Press.