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Frost under fire for ‘home of the slave’ remark

  • By Laurel Huster
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  • Jun. 16, 2020 - 4:31 PM

Brant Frost V, second vice-chair for the Georgia Republican Party and leader of the Coweta County Republican Party, came under fire last weekend for a Facebook post that said demonstrators kneeling during Black Lives Matter protests are turning the U.S. into the “land of the weak and the home of the slave.”

Frost’s Facebook post, which has been deleted, referred to a monologue by Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson who criticized the protests against police brutality.

“We all know why this is happening but dare not speak the truth. America – the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave is becoming the Land of the Weak and the Home of the Slave. Americans used to believe it was better to die on your feet than live on your knees. It’s time to Stand Up Again,” Frost’s Facebook post stated.

The Georgia GOP’s state executive committee voted Saturday to formally disagree with Frost for his Facebook post, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported .

“The comment was misunderstood, and so I removed it,” Frost said. “I sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended.”

Frost came under fire in August of 2019 by Democrats after he said Republicans will dominate politics in the next few decades because democratic women “forgot to reproduce.”

“They’ve done everything. They’ve got the institutions. They’ve got the universities. They’ve got Hollywood. They’ve got big tech. They’ve got everything,” Frost said at an Oconee County GOP meeting reported in a previous AJC article . “But they forgot one little thing: They forgot to reproduce. They forgot to have babies. And we didn’t. And in 20 years, we’re going to inherit those institutions.”

Recent Georgia House District 71 Republican candidate Marcy Sakrison called for Frost’s resignation over the comment.

“As the leader of the Coweta Republican Party and second vice-chair of the Georgia Republican Party, Brant Frost has only caused division of the party, not brought us together as a stronger, more unified party,” Sakrison said. “From saying Republican women are only useful for having more babies to using an offensive racist statement during an extremely sensitive time in our nation, leadership is not a word that comes to mind when I think of Brant Frost.”

“He needs to resign on his own and finally show a leadership skill he has always claimed to possess. This is not an isolated incident. All Coweta Republicans need to hold Frost accountable and demand action,” she added.