Source: Blue Ridge Public Radio

In an interview with Blue Ridge Public Radio, Republican congressional candidate for the 11th district Madison Cawthorn painted with a broad brush to characterize liberal-leaning people as “racist.”

“White liberals are the most racist people I’ve ever met in my entire life. They define everything by race. They want people to be able to get into college with lower grades and lower school scores simply because they are African American. That’s insane. That is saying, ‘Hey, you know what? Don’t work so hard, because you’re African American, because you probably just can’t do it.’ Are you kidding me? That’s the most racist thing I’ve ever heard, as I just said earlier. Any liberals listening to this right now, you are a racist,” Cawthorn said

The source of the controversy was a push by the Asheville City Council to support reparations.

Read the full remarks from both candidates via Blue Ridge Public Radio.