On Friday, Georgia State Rep. Erica Thomas (D) decided to go shopping at Publix. She moved from a “slow” checkout lane into the express lane provided for those who have only ten items or less. She claims she had only fifteen or so items, but she is nine-months pregnant and had a child with her. So, she should get an exception evidently because she’s ‘special’. Not so fast.
Then something occurred between her and a man in line at the supermarket. Thomas claims she was “verbally assaulted in the grocery store by a white man who told me I was a lazy SOB and to go back to where I came from bc I had too many items in the express lane. My husband wasn’t there to defend me because he is on Active Duty serving the country I came from USA!” The man proceeded to call her a liar which she evidently is.
This whole encounter engendered a viral following on Twitter if you can believe it. #IStandwithErica trended on Twitter. Not impressed.
Thomas’ attorney is activist Gerald Griggs and he does an excellent imitation of Al Sharpton and his race-baiting. He posted a video of a tearful Thomas describing her painful encounter with her white oppressor. It must be seen to be believed. This is a direct slap at President Trump and about as believable as the #MeToo movement.
Today I was verbally assaulted in the grocery store by a white man who told me I was a lazy SOB and to go back to where I came from bc I had to many items in the express lane. My husband wasn’t there to defend me because he is on Active Duty serving the country I came from USA!
— Erica Thomas (@itsericathomas) July 20, 2019
Celebrities including Patty Arquette, Tom Arnold, Bill de Blasio, Ted Lieu, and Beto O’Rourke jumped in “using the #IStandWithErica hashtag.” Thomas is/was scheduled to share her agonizing story on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” on Sunday morning. Ted Lieu has already deleted a tweet supporting Thomas after she backtracked on her story.
Patty Arquette: “I’m so disgusted that man harassed you. I am mortified your daughter had to watch that.”
We have a serious problem in this Country when @itsericathomas is subjected to racism in a Cobb County @Publix in front of her daughter. #gapol. #IStandwithErica thank you @RenittaShannon for alerting me and the @NAACPGA. #NoPlaceforHate. pic.twitter.com/hN5HDS4aG9
— Gerald A. Griggs (@AttorneyGriggs) July 20, 2019
Tom Arnold: “Donald Trump is a disgusting f**king coward whose made it okay for disgusting f**king cowards to bully women. Especially women of color but it started when we allowed Donald Trump & his disgusting base of ignorant racists to threaten & bully Sec Hillary Clinton. #IStandwithErica
Bill de Blasio: “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: It begins with a tweet. Then a chant. Now a racist attack on a 9-month pregnant lawmaker and military wife just trying to feed her family. #IStandWithErica
— Gerald A. Griggs (@AttorneyGriggs) July 21, 2019
Ted Lieu: “Both @realDonaldTrump and @GOP have grossly underestimated the number of Americans who have experienced the racist “go back” insult. We all know how it hurts. And we are going to vote. I predict a Dem wave in 2020, just like we had in 2018.#IStandwithErica”
Beto O’Rourke: “These are the consequences of a president who foments hate every day—and sees our diversity not as a strength but as a weakness. Erica, thank you for serving your state and thanks to your husband for serving our country. We are better than this, and together, we will prove it. #IStandwithErica”
Bored now. These guys really need some new material. It’s robotic and just plain stupid.
Oh shocking. He didn’t tell her to go back to where she came from. The truth is finally emerging. pic.twitter.com/mCu7aY6XSd
— Jessica Fletcher (@heckyessica) July 21, 2019
The truth finally started to surface over this whole fiasco. Thomas’ white oppressor spoke to reporters and vehemently denied the allegations. This accused “racist” man turns out to be a “Cuban immigrant and a Democrat who defended “The Squad” against Trump’s “racist” tweets. He told the president to “go back to Germany and his Nazi roots,” and recently posted about his own experiences with “hidden and outright vocal bigotry, ignorance and racism” because his grandmother didn’t speak English, only Spanish.”
Gee, Thomas should have picked her victim a bit better here. Eric Sparkes flat-out told Thomas that she made the accusation for political purposes. He says he’s a Cuban and a lifelong Democrat. Thomas says “No. You are white.” Racist much?
What actually happened was the guy told her to go back to the other lane because she had too many items. She turned that into a politically staged “go back to where you came from” scenario.
"I don't want to say he said go back to your country or go back to where you came from but he was making those types of references" already changed it 😂😂😂 https://t.co/2WPggATLtR
— Shem Horne (@Shem_Infinite) July 21, 2019
From Red State:
“Like the #MeToo movement, all a “person of color” has to do is make an accusation against a white person and they are instantly believed. Democrats, especially celebrities, are quick to pounce on the accused with attacks of their own. The news spreads fast. Suddenly, someone who has done nothing wrong becomes Public Enemy #1.
“This story illustrates the anatomy of a false racial smear and the ease with which one begins and how rapidly it can accelerate.
“If this man did not have a social media history clearly displaying his dislike of Donald Trump and his support for “The Squad” in the latest feud, this story would surely escalate.
“Georgia Rep. Erica Thomas should be forced to resign for her false accusations against this man. But she won’t.
“Here’s another hashtag: #FireEricaThomas”
This woman, Erica Thomas is actually an embarrassment.
She's complaining about a situation in 2018, then again about the supermarket showdown.
Jussie Smollett mailed himself a letter, which got no attention. He needed the attention, so he paid two men then beat himself up. https://t.co/N2o61uoJ4p
— Mike (@FuctupMike) July 21, 2019
The drooling media who are eager to keep the “Trump is a racist” narrative going, jumped on the claim from Thomas before checking it out thoroughly. Declaring that “people are really getting out of control with this white privilege,” Thomas said through flowing tears: “This white man comes up to me and says ‘you lazy son of a bitch. You need to go back where you came from.’”
Now, he does admit to calling her a ‘lazy b*tch’ but the rest is for show. “I don’t want to say he said, ‘Go back to your country,’ or ‘Go back to where you came from,'” Thomas said, walking back her initial description of the incident. “But he was making those types of references is what I remember.” Yeah, I bet.
Georgia Democrat Erica Thomas claims a "white man" told her to "go back to where I came from"
The guy is a Cuban Democrat and he says that he didn't say that and that she is doing this for political gain
He defended "the squad" this week on Facebook against Trump's attacks pic.twitter.com/ldWvrYGyqJ
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 20, 2019
This is straight out of the Democratic playbook. They’ll use any little slight to preen for the cameras and media to aim their attacks at Trump. It’s disgraceful. I love seeing self-loathing leftists go at it but when you get caught lying and playing political gotcha with someone with the same political bent you just make yourself and your whole party look like manipulative, corrupt politicos. Which they are.
Being black, a woman, pregnant, or all of the above doesn’t give you the right to bully your way into a grocery line you are not supposed to be in. It doesn’t give you license to attack others or cry faux tears to make a viral video that your minions spread around for propagandic sympathy and political expediency.
Eric Sparkes absolutely denies claim that he told politician @itsericathomas to “go back where you came from.” He says the argument started over her using the express lane while having too many items. pic.twitter.com/ZikyJc81vf
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) July 21, 2019
Thomas threw the victim card to promote her agenda. She should be fired for that kind of stunt.
I told a friend of mine earlier that I would bet her a hundred dollars that Erica Thomas was just Jussie Smollett 2.0 and doing the whole thing for attention and sure enough… I was right. https://t.co/tfPVzvYxP3
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 20, 2019
Interesting. Here’s the other side of the story:
Dem. Erica Thomas accused this man of telling her to “go back where she came from,” but he’s says it was simply a dispute because she had 20 items in the express lane.
He’s also a lifelong Democrat and never-Trumper. https://t.co/ZQRli4AKVo
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) July 21, 2019
Erica Thomas is now walking about her claim that she was told to "go back to your country." pic.twitter.com/mMVhT2QSEk
— Boomieleaks (@notwokieleaks) July 21, 2019
— Dean Cain (@RealDeanCain) July 21, 2019