Commissioner asked to resign after ‘master race’ comment

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(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.


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