The Last Best News is reporting that more racist statements from GOP candidate Robert Saunders have come to light.
Saunders acknowledged his statements, which also appear in the Billings Gazette this week, though it isn’t clear whether he’s talking about the statements he made about Ferguson or if he means the time classmates say he told an African-American women that “100 years ago he would have owned her”or something else.
Saunders used his candidate Facebook to say of these views:
“I haven’t loved God or people the way I should.”
“I didn’t before I ran for office.” “I haven’t while I’ve run for office, and I will struggle to do so when I’m in office, whether after this election or after another”.
Good to know. He continues:
No, I am not a racist. No, I do not think that only rich people should vote or hold office, and I have never said that I did.
Well, you can what he said for yourself on that here.
In the same Facebook post, Saunders tells us he has decided to “stop using Facebook to talk about controversial things” because “it’s too depressing” and “presents temptations to say things I shouldn’t.”
Here’s another view Saunders imparts to us:
“Holding public office isn’t just a time to make laws or be in the press. It’s a time work, to learn, and to grow as people. Unfortunately, most of our public figures tend to get worse instead of better. I intend to do the opposite.”
It appears no one told him this isn’t about him: it’s about representing the people in House District 47.
Saunders is running against the popular Rep. Jessica Karjala (D-Billings). In addition to acknowledging his racist statements, Saunders candidate page has also devoted significant real estate to posting and editing accusations that his opponent is stealing his yard signs.