Member of GOP Places Foot in Mouth
Member of GOP Places Foot in Mouth

A conservative activist resigned from his position as Republican precinct chairman of Buncombe County, North Carolina, on Thursday after he made controversial comments in an interview on The Daily Show that aired Wednesday.

In the interview with correspondent Aasif Mandvi, Don Yelton spoke about the new voter identification requirements in North Carolina, which Yelton said were not racist, but were designed to “kick the Democrats in the butt.”

Buncombe county GOP Chairman Henry Mitchell tried to distance the party from Yelton’s remarks in a statement that read, “Let me make it very clear, Mr. Yelton’s comments do not reflect the belief or feelings of Buncombe Republicans, nor do they mirror any core principle that our party is founded upon.”

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