There are more and more calls for an Alabama city councilor to resign after standing in the middle of a meeting and asking out loud, “Do we have a house n *** er?” here ?
John “Tommy” Bryant unleashed the racial insult at a Tarrant city council meeting on Monday night that was open to the public – and he showed no remorse afterwards, though residents and city council members reacted with shock and disdain.
It all started when the mayor Wayman newton, who is black, referred to some of Bryant’s wife’s controversial social media posts. At one point, you can also hear a resident intervene before Bryant finally gets up and, incredibly comfortable, drops the epithet.
You can hear gasps in the room after Bryant drops the n-word. Now he claims he only repeated it because Newton allegedly used the word in a previous meeting.
Bryant doubled down and defended his actions… telling CBS42 that he was “okay with me repeating it because like I said before, I wanted everyone to know what the mayor said. He said it in a derogatory way, I said it so people would know what the mayor said.
Several of Bryant’s colleagues have called for his resignation, but he’s defiant … maybe saying that next time he will run for mayor.