‘Racist pig’ post: Black Caucus puts more heat on Gwinnett official

Members of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus held a press conference Thursday afternoon to again call for the resignation of embattled Gwinnett County Commissioner Tommy Hunter.

Seven members of the caucus, which is made up of 60 General Assembly members, attended the brief press conference. Among them were State Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick, whose District 93 is partially in Hunter’s commission district, and State Rep. Dewey McClain, whose District 100 covers the heart of Gwinnett.

“I think it's a really good time for Commissioner Hunter to look deep within his soul and consider the repercussions of his actions, and do for the state of Georgia and his Board of Commissioners and his district what needs to be done,” Kendrick, a Democrat, said. “And that is to step aside, and let someone who truly represents the interests of his district to come into that position.”

Organizations like the Georgia NAACP and Gwinnett County Democratic Party — as well as the dozens of protesters that have regularly showed up at Gwinnett Board of Commissioners meetings — have also called for Hunter's resignation since a Jan. 14 Facebook post in which he called civil rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis a "racist pig." He also referred to Democrats as "Demonrats" and a "bunch of idiots."

In other 2016 posts, Hunter used the word "libtards," said "colored people" wasn't a slur and wondered if there were any "white guys" on the University of Alabama's football team.

The Republican commissioner has apologized for his “choice of words” in the Lewis post but has also made it clear he has no plans to step down from his District 3 seat.

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