(KSHB/NBC News) A Kansas county commissioner’s racist comments have sparked outrage and calls for his resignation.
The Leavenworth County commissioners had been listening to a land use study and commenting on the presentation Tuesday when Commissioner Louis Klemp addressed an African-American woman who had just presented the study.
“I don’t want you to think I am picking on you because we are part of the master race. You have a gap in your teeth. We are part of the master race, don’t you forget that,” Klemp said.
“I was shocked. I was in disbelief,” said Commissioner Robert Holland. “He should resign. I don’t care if he’s got two days left, he should resign.”
Klemp later refused to discuss his comments.