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Montana legislator apologizes for using a sexual slur to describe Kamala Harris

Bozeman lawmaker apologizes for social media post about Kamala Harris
Kerry White, a Bozeman lawmaker, says he’s sorry
Posted at 7:59 PM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 22:10:20-05

BOZEMAN — Kerry White, a Bozeman lawmaker, says he’s sorry for calling Vice President-elect Kamala Harris a slur with sexual connotations on social media.

White has represented southern Gallatin County for the last four terms in the Montana Legislature and told MTN News in a phone call Friday that he made a mistake.

The Republican lawmaker made the inappropriate post on social media on November 17th. The social media post started getting traction after a left-wing blog called the Montana Post flagged the post on Twitter.

The post has since been deleted, but White told MTN News he was apologetic, saying, “I made a mistake. In times of turmoil, I allowed anger to get in the way of good judgement. I apologize for what happened and it won’t happen again.”

The Montana Post says White also posted a meme promoting misinformation and violence to liberals. White says he did not make that post and claims it was Photoshopped.

Kerry White social media post

White was recently appointed as an adviser to governor-elect Greg Gianforte’s Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks advisory board. MTN News tried to contact the transition office for a comment, but we have not yet received a response.