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Georgia man denies telling black female lawmaker to 'go back where you came from'


Added 07-20-19 09:29:02pm EST - “A white man denied? telling a pregnant black Georgia state lawmaker to "go back where you came from" in a supermarket on Friday.?” - Foxnews.com

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A white man confronted a black Georgia state lawmaker in front of reporters Saturday and denied her accusation that he told her to "go back where you came from" during an argument in a supermarket checkout lane a day earlier.

Eric Sparkes that he cursed at state Rep. Erica Thomas for taking too many items into an express checkout lane but denied making the racially charged comment after showing up in the middle of a television news interview featuring Thomas outside the Atlanta-area Publix store where the confrontation occurred.

"Did I say that? Is it on video??" Sparkes asked Thomas in front of reporters, before admitting to calling her lazy.

"That's all you said to me?" Thomas asked. "OK, because that makes you look better because everybody's after you now."

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