A Republican who resigned Thursday after making a series of racist remarks on Wednesday's edition of "The Daily Show" is not backing down from those comments.
North Carolina GOP precinct official Don Yelton participated in a segment on the state's controversial voter ID law -- legislation which he argued was not racist. He also criticized "lazy black people that want the government to give them everything."
"Now you have a black person using the term, "N***** this and n***** that, and it's OK for them to do it," Yelton added.
In a follow-up interview with TheWrap.com on Friday, Yelton did not relent on language of that nature, standing by his assertions. When asked if his comments were racist, Yelton invoked the word that got him in trouble in the first place.
“When a n***** can use the word n***** and it not be considered racist, that’s the utmost racism in the world, and it’s hypocrisy,” Yelton said.
The Buncombe County Republican Party distanced itself from Yelton Thursday, calling his comments "offensive, uniformed, and unacceptable of any member within the Republican Party."
"Let me make it very clear, Mr. Yelton's comments do not reflect the belief or feelings of Buncombe republicans, nor do they mirror any core principle that our party is founded upon," Chairman Henry Mitchell stated. "This mentality will not be supported or propagated within our party."
Yelton also "did not seek the approval of any party official before accepting the interview request," officials said.
Watch the original interview above.