As reported on Saturday — State Rep. Erica Thomas told supporters a white man told her to “go back to where you came from.”
Thomas is an African-American Democrat state lawmaker.
She was at a Publix grocery store and was checking out at the express lane with too many items when the man confronted her.
Thomas posted a tearful and heartrending video on social media following the confrontation.
She said the man told her to “go back where she came from.”
Of course, this story made national headlines.
The accused man, Eric Sparkes, told a different story.
On Saturday Sparkes confronted Rep. Thomas and said she was lying.
He admitted to approaching her and telling her to use the correct check-out line.
He is a Democrat of Cuban descent.
On Saturday Sparkes told her to back off or he’ll call the police.
We were getting ready to interview Rep. @itsericathomas outside the @Publix where she says a man called her the B word and told her to “go back where you came from”. Well… that man…was already here at the Publix because he wanted to speak to management. She confronted him. pic.twitter.com/b3J06g0Yh0
— Christian Jennings (@CJenningsWSB) July 20, 2019
Eric Sparkes told Christian Jennings from Channel 2 he is a lifelong Democrat and of Cuban nationality.
A Publix employee and witness of the confrontation says that it was Erica Thomas AND NOT MR. SPARKES who said “go back to where you came from.
According to John Nolte at Breitbart: A Publix employee told the police, it was Georgia State Rep. Erica Thomas who allegedly “continuously” yelled “Go back where you came from!” at Eric Sparkes.
Fake Hate victim Erica Thomas followed and screamed at her harasser.
And new video shows Erica Thomas chasing and screaming at Sparkes.
Here it is — Erica Thomas is in pink in the Planned Parenthood t-shirt. She follows Sparkes after he comes up to point out that she's in the express line and she follows him and appears to be the one yelling at him.
Hard to see how her initial account could possibly be right. pic.twitter.com/RAYRVVlEXZ
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) July 24, 2019