Georgia Sheriff Shown in Picture Wearing KKK Outfit
If Roger Garrison’s intentions were to lose the re-election, he certainly may have succeeded.
Currently, Garrison is the Cherokee County Sheriff in Georgia and is running against David Waters this year. Unfortunately, he ended up with his face plastered all over Georgia after a picture was sent in of Garrison dressed as a Ku Klux Klan member.
This shocking revelation sent waves of outrage throughout the area, calling into question just who was running their state. Garrison jumped at the picture once it was announced and stated that he’s never had any affiliation with the KKK. In fact, the picture was a photograph of him dressed up for a Halloween party and nothing more. Still, many questioned Garrison as to why he would even dress up as such a thing, even for Halloween. Garrison stated he was inspired to wear the costume after watching a scene in the movie Blazing Saddles, and wasn’t thinking about what the repercussions could be at that time.
“I don’t deny it wasn’t stupid, looking back now, but there again I say, what 21 or 22-year-old in this world hasn’t made some stupid mistakes?” Garrison informed WSB-TV.
Even Waters, his opponent, is sticking by Garrison on this one, although he’s not getting too involved in Garrison’s crisis.
“It is a bad judgment call, and [that] type of clothing represents hate. And I certainly don’t want any part of that,” he said to WSB-TV adding that he preferred to stick with his own campaign at this point.
WSB-TV has confirmed they were able to reach at least one person who recalled Garrison at the Halloween party in the KKK costume.
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