When explaining to The Clarion-Ledger why he was against increased funding for education, State Rep. Gene Alday said he comes “from a town where all the blacks are getting food stamps and what I call ‘welfare crazy checks.’ They don’t work.”
Alday also made eyebrow-raising comments about black people and guns, claiming he almost died in an emergency room because doctors were treating African-Americans first.
“I liked to died. I laid in there for hours because they (blacks) were in there being treated for gunshots.”
Instead of denying the comments, Alday blamed the publication’s reporter for taking his remarks out of context.
“The interview, he just took me out of context,” Alday said. “He asked for one thing and started asking another thing.”
He also claimed he…
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