On Friday, the Colorado Times Recorder reported that Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Lopez agreed with a supporter’s racist rant about former President Barack Obama during a May campaign rally.
Lopez repeatedly laughed and said “That’s true” and “Right,” while a supporter claimed President Obama is a “mulatto” and “not a true black man.”
During his run for governor, Lopez has been repeatedly criticized by Colorado voters for his racist and bigoted remarks. Back in March, he suggested LGBTQ+ students were bullying straight students into a “heterosexual closet” and in May he vowed that he wouldn’t pick a Jewish or Muslim running mate.
The Colorado Times Recorder: Republican Gov. Candidate Lopez Agrees With Audience That Obama Is “Not A True Black Man”
By Sean Price | June 3, 2022
- “Greg Lopez, a Republican candidate for Colorado Governor, said at a May campaign event in Silverton that he agreed with a racially charged rant concerning former U.S. President Barack Obama.”
- “Greg Lopez: ‘… a voting block, that had never really voted, that came out. They came out to vote because they saw something in common. They thought he [Obama] was going to help them but we know he didn’t do anything to help their community.’” “Audience Member: ‘May I interrupt this momentarily? He [Obama] is not a true Black man in the first place.’” “Greg Lopez: ‘That’s true.’” “Audience Member: ‘He’s a mulatto.’” “Greg Lopez: ‘Right.’” “Audience Member: ‘Now there’s nothing wrong with being a mulatto. You’re half white and half black. But anyone who calls him the first Black president? That’s bullshit.’” “Greg Lopez: ‘Right.’ [Laughing]”
- “‘Mulatto’ is an outdated and offensive term that has been used to denigrate biracial people in the U.S. since the 1700s.”
- “Lopez, the former mayor of Parker, is running a campaign that has been full of controversial statements. Lopez has criticized rape victims who want an abortion and has made several homophobic comments.”
Read the full report here.