Alabama Rep. Alvin Holmes is suffering from foot-in-mouth disease, after publicly placing a $100,000 bet he couldn’t win.
After proclaiming on the Alabama House floor last month that pro-life GOP lawmakers would support abortion if their daughters were impregnated by black men, the Democrat offered $100,000 cash to anyone who could prove to him that “a whole bunch of whites” in Alabama had adopted black children, according to the Birmingham TV station, ABC 33/40.
Mixed-race families showed up at the state capital in droves on Wednesday, demanding, “Pay up, Alvin!” But Holmes was nowhere to be found.
“I would like for him to man up,” said Beverly Owings, an adoptive mother of a 13-year-old bi-racial daughter. “He’s made the statement. He needs to put his money where his mouth is.”
The local TV station reported:
Owings, a supporter of trans racial adoptions in Alabama, is part of a movement called Faces of Families in Alabama.
Supporters of trans racial adoptions rallied this afternoon to show that families shouldn’t be defined by race.
“After we work on it and work on it to have an elected official that can come in and make those comments and tear down everything that we’ve worked hard for,” said Owing’s husband, Jeromy. “It puts a question in their minds of ‘Do I belong?’ ‘Where do I belong?’”
This isn’t Holmes’ first foray into race-baiting. When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said two months ago that America was becoming too color-conscious, the lawmaker criticized Thomas’ interracial marriage and called him an “Uncle Tom.”
Holmes eventually back-pedaled on knocking Thomas’ marriage, but he doubled-down on the “Uncle Tom” remark.
Holmes did not respond to requests for comment from the local ABC station as to whether he would honor his bet. Now he refuses to talk. That’s what he should have done last month.
Watch the news report below, then check out “Teacher’s unexpected response to student’s profanity-laced letter is priceless.”
ABC 33/40 – Birmingham News, Weather, Sports
Another mother who is raising three adopted black children as well as her own biological children appeared on Fox & Friends Friday. here’s that interview.
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