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Councilman Williams Reacts to "Cotton Field" Reference

Warner Robins councilman John Williams came to the 13WMAZ studio Thursday afternoon to expand on the comments he made toward councilman Daron Lee during a Warner Robins council meeting Monday night.

"I am really offended that councilman Lee would make me appear to be maybe a slave master. I didn't bring the racial comment up. I didn't think it was racial and I was commenting on his behavior. Cotton field work is hard work. It's nothing wrong with it. There's nothing demeaning about it," said Williams.

Williams also told Eyewitness News, "He should apologize to me. If he wants to apologize to me, then I would gladly apologize to him.  Our famous and respected leader, Martin Luther King spent his entire life building bridges for whites and blacks. Warner Robins has never had a racial issue. We get along good, we work hard together. My best friends are black people and this gentleman has steady built a wall between whites and blacks since he's been in the community. I am really offended and I'm hurt, I'm hurt."

Williams said he will not resign because of his comments. "The people elected me and when they don't want me there anymore, then they can vote me out."


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