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Doña Ana Cty Republican Party Chairman responds to post backlash

KOB.com Web Staff
August 13, 2017 10:50 PM

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The weekend’s racially-charged clashes in Virginia sparked much reaction across the country, including a Facebook post from the Doña Ana County Republican Party in southern New Mexico that is going viral for all the wrong reasons.

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The post has since been deleted, but not before a lot of people took screengrabs of it.

It read the following:

“These violent, leftist protesters are the brainless robots that are created by evil Soros money. The white ones have been taught to hate their color, the women are taught to hate men, black and minorities want to kill whites and police. They then have the audacity to call conservatives racist. Their own racism, hate and violence has created the divide amongst those that refuse to be bullied on anymore. They’re getting exactly what they asked for. A segregated society of groups that they’ve created and even labeled themselves.”

The post was attributed to Doña Ana County Republican Party Chairman Roman Jimenez, and it was removed just minutes after it was posted.

KOB talked with Jimenez Sunday evening about the post, which he said he regrets was taken out of context.

“The post was made in regards to other protests and violence that I was aware of,” he told KOB. “I had not been aware of the Charlottesville violence until after posts started coming in in response to what I put.”

The Democratic Party in Doña Ana County responded via social media by saying, in part: “It’s disappointing that the Doña Ana Republicans have taken a racist and hateful stance in light of the violence in Charlottesville. In Doña Ana County, we treat everyone with dignity and respect.”

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