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Ala. Pols Call for KKK 'Ride Again' Editor's Resignation

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Sen. Doug Jones, R-Ala. (John Bazemore/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 19 February 2019 05:09 PM

Alabama's congressional representatives have called for the publisher and editor of a local newspaper to resign after he wrote the Ku Klux Klan should "ride again."

"Time for the Ku Klux Klan to night ride again," Goodloe Sutton wrote in the small town of Linden, Alabama's newspaper, the Democrat-Reporter, according to the Montgomery Advertiser. "Seems like the Klan would be welcome to raid the gated communities up there."

Sen. Doug Jones, R-Ala., tweeted Monday night: "OMG! What rock did this guy crawl out from under? This editorial is absolutely disgusting & he should resign -NOW! I have seen what happens when we stand by while people-especially those with influence- publish racist, hateful views. Words matter. Actions matter. Resign now!"

"For the millions of people of color who have been terrorized by white supremacy, this kind of 'editorializing;' about lynching is not a joke – it is a threat," Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., tweeted. "These comments are deeply offensive and inappropriate, especially in 2019. Mr Sutton should apologize and resign."

Sutton told the Montgomery Advertiser on Monday: "If we could get the Klan to go up there and clean out D.C., we'd all been better off."

He was then asked how the KKK could "clean" Washington, Sutton said, "We'll get the hemp ropes out, loop them over a tall limb and hang all of them."

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After having written the Ku Klux Klan should "ride again," Alabama's congressional representatives have called for the publisher and editor of a local newspaper to resign.
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