Alabama attorney general candidate says Democrat who attacks whites is a ‘mentor’

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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The Democratic candidate running for attorney general in Alabama once called state Rep. Alvin Holmes — who has been under fire for his inflammatory comments about white people — a “mentor.”

The Daily Caller obtained an image of a 2011 Facebook post made by Democratic state Rep. Joe Hubbard, who is running for attorney general in the state. It’s a photo of Hubbard and Holmes together on the floor of the state house.

“Debating Rep. Alvin Homes on the Brewpub Bill,” Hubbard wrote then. “As my mentor, he was educating me in the ways of parliamentary debate. I think I passed.”

Hubbard is running against incumbent Attorney General Luther Strange, a Republican.

Holmes, a black lawmaker who Hubbard as praised, has recently been in the news for a series of inflammatory racial comments about whites, including:

  • Ninety-nine percent of all of the white people in here are going to raise their hand that they are against abortion. On the other hand, 99 percent of the whites who are sitting in here now, if their daughter got pregnant by a black man, they are going to make their daughter have an abortion.”
  •  “I will bring you $100,000 cash tomorrow if you show me a whole bunch of whites that adopted blacks in Alabama. I will go down there and mortgage my house and get it cash in $20 bills and bring it to you in a little briefcase.”
  • I think Justice Thomas on the United States Supreme Court is an Uncle Tom. A black man allowed himself to be used to carry the message of a white man, which is against the interests of black people in America. In my opinion that’s an Uncle Tom. In my opinion, Clarence Thomas is a very prolific Uncle Tom.”

After Holmes made his comments about whites adopting black children, a large of group of white parents and their adopted children marched on the state Captiol last week, demanding the Democrat apologize or pay up his $100,000.

The Daily Caller could not immediately reach a spokesman with the Hubbard campaign. We’ll update if we hear back.


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