Racist Republican: Kansas County Commissioner Louis Klemp is under fire after telling a black woman that he is “part of the master race.”
During a routine public planning meeting earlier this week Leavenworth County Commissioner Kemp addressed an African-American woman, Triveece Penelton, a city planner with the Kansas City consulting company Vireo, who was making a presentation to the commission.
Addressing Penelton, Commissioner Kemp said:
I don’t want you to think I am picking on you because we are part of the master race. You have a gap in your teeth. We are part of the master race, don’t you forget that.
Leavenworth County KS commissioner Louis Klemp to an African-American woman:
“I don’t want you to think I am picking on you because we are part of the master race. You have a gap in your teeth. We are part of the master race, don’t you forget that.”https://t.co/GedWLiVUfG
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According to reports, Klemp was not happy with Penelton’s presentation when he made the offensive and openly racist remarks.
When asked about his racist remark by a reporter for KSHB-TV, Klemp suggested that his remarks concerning “the master race” were only a joke.
However, nobody was laughing.
Responding to the outrage over Klemp’s deplorable remarks, fellow commissioner Robert Holland said Klemp should resign:
I was shocked. I was in disbelief. He should resign. I don’t care if he’s got two days left, he should resign.
What’s this master race. None of us are master race. We’re all American and we’re all human beings.
Holland added that he was ashamed of Klemp’s behavior, and how it reflected on his county:
I’m ashamed of one of our commissioners and what he has done. We shouldn’t be labeled as Leavenworth County, the racist county. That’s the way I feel we are being labeled.
In addition, a second county commissioner is now calling for Klemp’s resignation. Earlier today County Commissioner Doug Smith said:
In the best interest of the county, he should resign.
This is not the first time Commissioner Klemp has made racist remarks. Last year Klemp praised Confederate General Robert E. Lee as a “wonderful part of history” at a routine county meeting about holidays.
According to reports, Klemp was not elected to his role as commissioner but appointed by the Republican committee after another member resigned due to ill health.
Bottom line: Leavenworth County Commissioner Louis Kemp, a white Republican, told an African American woman that he was “part of the master race.”