Westmoreland Defends “Uppity” Remark

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The Republican Georgia Rep. doesn’t back down from his Thursday quote labeling the Obamas “uppity.”

Says in a statement: “I’ve never heard that term used in a racially derogatory sense. It is important to note that the dictionary definition of ‘uppity’ is ‘affecting an air of inflated self-esteem — snobbish.'”

Full statement here.

Comes after he tells The Hill: “Just from what little I’ve seen of her and Mr. Obama, Sen. Obama, they’re a member of an elitist class [of] individual that thinks that they’re uppity.”

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