NEW YORK: Last Friday, South Carolina Democratic Party chairman Dick Harpootlian said the voters in South Carolina would “send Nikki Haley back to wherever the hell she came from.”
Though Nikki Randhawa Haley, South Carolina’s Governor who was born Sikh immigrants from India, has not personally reacted to her political opponent’s barb, Dick Harpootlian went back on his racist remarks on Tuesday, clarifying in an interview on MSNBC, “I’m the grandson of immigrants. She’s not from India. She’s from Bamberg, South Carolina, where she was an accountant in her parents’ clothing store called Exotica. All I’m suggesting is she needs to go back to being an accountant in a dress store rather than being this fraud of a governor that we have.’’
Nikki, whose parents – father Ajit and mother Raj – come from Amritsar in India, became the first female and ethnic minority governor of South Carolina in 2010 and up for re-election in 2014.
Harpootlian’s racist remarks were made at the South Carolina Democratic Party’s annual Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner in the presence of US Vice President Joe Biden.
This dick of a politician is known for his foul mouth and nobody in the Democratic Party seems to be stopping him.
At the Democratic National Convention last year, Harpootlian had likened Nikki to Hitler’s mistress Eva Braun.