The Post and Courier’s response to this racist rant released by Project Veritas? Democratic candidate for US Senate in SC again targeted in Project Veritas recording.
Democrat Senate candidate goes on racist rant and Republicans pounce. But Krystle Matthews isn’t saying anything that isn’t a fundamental tenet of critical race theory, the cultural left and the Democrat party.
Republicans were forced to drop out of races for saying things 1% as offensive and bigoted as this. And that was always a major national story. This? The media won’t cover it except to claim that Matthews is the victim for being caught saying racist things.
“I’m no stranger to white people, I’m from a mostly white town,” Matthews said in the video clip, which was posted online by Project Veritas on Wednesday afternoon. “And let me tell you one thing: You oughta know who you’re dealing with, like … you gotta treat them like sh*t, I mean … that’s the only way they’ll respect you.”
“I keep them right here, like under my thumbs,” Matthews continued. “That’s where I keep it, like … you have to, like, otherwise they get outta control like kids.”
The votes are in, and Rep. Krystle Matthews is the winner of the Democratic primary race to face off against Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, despite a controversial call with an inmate at Perry Correctional Facility from February that was recently leaked by far-right activist group Project Veritas.
Matthews has confirmed the voice is hers, but she claims the call is doctored.
I still gotta struggle to raise money for my campaign? Where the **** is my black people with money? I don’t care about no dope money. Give me that dope boy money.
Investigative news outlet Project Veritas published an audio recording of an alleged conversation between Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Krystle Matthews and David Solomon Ballard, an inmate at Perry Correctional Institution in Pelzer, S.C. on a recorded phone line. In the recording Matthews references the following: The need for “secret sleepers” to infiltrate the Republican party in local elections, financing her campaign with “dope boy money” and “folks that can wear all black at night and take they f****** yard-signs down.”
Matthews also cites the need for “some folks that can wear all black at night and take they f****** yard-signs down when they- when they sleeping” and goes on to bemoan her paltry campaign contributions, asking “Where the f*** is my black people with money? I don’t care about no dope money! Give me that dope boy money!”
“S***, where the f**king dope? Where the duffle bag boys? Get you- find me somebody from your family that don’t even know you donating to my campaign and put that s*** under they names,” Matthews told the inmate.
Straw donor schemes are illegal under 52 U.S.C. § 30122.
Imagine a GOP Senate candidate saying 0.0001% of this. But the media is curiously uninterested. It still is. Although a local Democrat has called for Matthews to go.
If all of this was not bad enough, Ms. Matthews’ recently released comments on treating white people like sh*t on purpose sickens me. Just because she is black or a Democrat in a political world where we see the dehumanizing of minorities on a daily basis does not make it OK. Treating anyone badly because of their race, ethnic background, or any other reason outside of WHO a person actually is will NEVER be acceptable.
It’s not acceptable for the citizens in South Carolina and it is certainly not acceptable from a sitting member of the S.C. House of Representatives. If any of our white counterparts had said the same thing with regards to blacks, the minority community, including myself, would be up in arms calling for that member’s immediate resignation.
That is what I am doing today. Despite the efforts of some of us, the S.C. General Assembly remains imperfect. Perfection is the goal because that is what people in S.C. deserve. And perfection will never possible if members blatantly spew toxicity grounded in racial animosity, disdain, or pure hatred. Ms. Matthews’ words and actions are not reflective of Democrats in S.C., are not reflective of myself or my values, and are not reflective of the progress so many of us in this state work every day to achieve.
Except aren’t they? Are any national figures pulling their endorsements? Any major party figures calling on her to step off the race?