He didn’t tell her to “go back to where you came from” — He told her she was a b*tch!
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. 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 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 headlines.
The accused man, Eric Sparkes, told a different story.
On Saturday Sparkes confronted Rep. Thomas and said she was lying.
He admitted to calling her a bitch instead.
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.
Eric Sparkes "told [Channel 2's Christian Jennings] he is a lifelong Democrat and of Cuban nationality."https://t.co/A0tDJzztWD
That is not mentioned in this AP article: White man denies saying ‘Go back where you came from’https://t.co/XLyqYStnbs
— Matt Wolking (@MattWolking) July 20, 2019