Democratic attorney general candidate Steve Shannon invoked Virginia’s struggles with racism, segregation and slavery Thursday during a debate wtih Republican Ken Cuccinelli.
The strongly-worded critique prompted Cuccinelli to call his opponent a “race-baiter” and the comments out of line.
Here’s what Shannon had to say during the debate:
In a gaggle with reporters afterward, Shannon defended the remarks.
Both men will be attending an event sponsored by the NAACP tonight in downtown Richmond. I won’t be there, but am interested to know whether Shannon makes similar comments then.