2/12/2010 4:49 PM
Two days, two candidates make very controversial comments on television. This time it's Farouk Shami's turn.
WFAA's website has a clip from the upcoming Inside Texas Politics, which airs Sunday at 9 am on Channel 8 in North Texas, featuring Democratic candidate for governor Farouk Shami. During the interview, Shami was asked to clarify his answer during the Democratic debate about whether he supports mandating employers use the e-Verify program. In his answer, he noted that a majority of the workers in his factory are African-American or Hispanic. Then he said: “A majority of the people are going to be Hispanic and African-American. You don't find white people who are willing to work in factories. And our history proves, you know, lots of time when they, you know, the white people come to work in a factory they either want to be supervisors or they want to be, you know, paid more than the average person. And unfortunately they exit.”
Then Shami is asked about the flap over Debra Medina's appearance on the Glenn Beck show and whether he believes the government had a role in the 9/11 bombings. According to the WFAA website, Shami said, “I'm not sure. I am not going to really judge or answer about something I'm not really sure about. But the rumors are there that there was a conspiracy. True or not? It's hard to believe, you know, what happened. It's really hard to comprehend what happened. Maybe. I'm not sure.”
We are embedding the whole clip below and our readers can see Shami's comments for themselves.