GOP Congressional Candidate Accuses Black Dem Opponent Of Pretending To Be Black

Source: Andrew Kirell / Mediaite

Nevada Republican Danny Tarkanian, who is running for U.S. Congress in Nevada, is taking heat for comments in which he seems to accuse his black Democratic opponent Steven Horsford of pretending to be black.

Last week, Tarkanian told the Las Vegas Review Journal that he identifies with the black voters within his district because of his work with a local sports clinic: “My basketball academy, which is very close to the district, has a lot of players and families in that district that are in our academy now for 10 years.”

Nevada Democrats took issue with Tarkanian’s quote for using what they believed to be “patronizing stereotypes” about the black community.

In response, Tarkanian defended himself before a GOP fundraiser: “They didn’t say what the racist comment was — I’m still trying to figure out what it was.”

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