GOP Senate Candidate Called ‘Uncle Tom’ at Hillary/Hagan Rally in N.C.
The remarks were from Alma Adams, who is running for Congress from North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District. Here’s audio:
“We need to send Uncle Tom — Tillis, that is — home,” she told the crowd to cheers and applause.
When it was Hillary Clinton’s turn to speak, she had the highest praise for Adams, who just moments earlier used the questionable phrase about Hagan’s Republican opponent.
“Let me add Alma Adams,” Clinton said after praising Hagan at length, “because we need more women like her in Congress. We need her compassion and her common sense. We need her sartorial excellence. She’s going to shake things up. I think the Kay-Alma combination is really going to put North Carolina ahead of the parade.”
The comments were made over the weekend, but went unnoticed.
Daniel Halper is author of Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.