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"Proud Racist" Remarks Land Bob Kellar, Local Councilman, In Hot Water

03/29/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Tuesday night's City Council meeting in Santa Clarita is shaping up to be a standoff between supporters of Councilman Bob Kellar and those who say his remarks at a recent anti-illegal immigration rally were out of line.

On Jan. 16, Kellar attended a Minuteman rally near Magic Mountain, where he quoted President Teddy Roosevelt's philosophy that America only has room for one flag and one language. Kellar told the crowd that when he voiced that opinion at a City Council meeting, people told him he sounded like a racist.

"If that's what you think I am because I happen to believe in America, then I'm a proud racist. You're darn right I am," he said.

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