The longest serving black lawmaker in the Legislature has doubled down on a racially charged attack on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Asked if he stands by his comment that Thomas is an "Uncle Tom," Holmes replied, "Yes, I do." Pressed for an explanation by Fox News contributor David Webb, Holmes elaborated. "A black man allow himself to be used to carry the message of a white man, which is against the interests of black people in America, in my opinion that's an Uncle Tom," Holmes said. "In my opinion, Clarence Thomas is a very prolific Uncle Tom." The exchange was featured on Fox News Channel's "Hannity."
Posted Tuesday, February 25th 2014 @ 4pm