The Georgia Republican Party’s leadership reprimanded a state GOP official who said that demonstrators kneeling to protest racial injustice are turning the U.S. into the “land of the weak and the home of the slave.”
The Georgia GOP’s state executive committee voted Saturday to formally disagree with Brant Frost V, the party’s second-vice chair, for his “poorly worded and inflammatory” Facebook post, said Stewart Bragg, the party’s executive director.
It’s not clear if Frost, a Coweta County conservative activist who has a history of controversial remarks, will face further disciplinary action. He didn’t respond to requests seeking comment.
Frost's post, which he has since deleted, praised an “epic monologue” by Fox News personality Tucker Carlson disparaging the anti-racist protests against police brutality. He wrote:
“We all know why this is happening but dare not speak the truth. America – the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave is becoming the Land of the Weak and the Home of the Slave. Americans used to believe it was better to die on your feet than live on your knees. It’s time to Stand Up Again.”
His remarks this week were sharply criticized on Friday by several bipartisan officials and activists, including Robert Lee, a Republican who was defeated by Frost for the leadership post at last year’s state GOP convention.
Lee called him a “scared, sheltered, cowardly little snowflake” whose backward rhetoric will harm the state party.
“I don’t expect people to apologize for peaceably assembling to achieve racial equality in this country,” Lee wrote in an open letter to Frost. “Black Lives Matter, and they matter hard. It’s time you had some real courage to escape your actual and real privilege to admit that.”
Frost has made a string of disparaging comments that have infuriated Democrats and embarrassed his fellow Republicans, including offering supportive words for an anti-vaccine movement.
And in August, he told a conservative gathering that Republicans are destined to dominate politics over the next few decades because Democratic women “forgot to reproduce” and claimed a GOP “fertility advantage” because the party opposes abortion rights.
“They’ve done everything. They’ve got the institutions. They’ve got the universities. They’ve got Hollywood. They’ve got big tech,” he said of Democrats.
“They’ve got everything. But they forgot one little thing: They forgot to reproduce. They forgot to have babies. And we didn’t. And in 20 years, we’re going to inherit those institutions.”
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