Alabama newspaper publisher calls for return of ‘the Klan’

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It’s an editorial that is taking the media by storm. Titled “Klan needs to ride again,” with no byline, and it’s creating a buzz in media and social media.

The publisher of the Democrat-Reporter newspaper in Linden, Goodloe Sutton, told the Montgomery Advertiser he was the author of the editorial and stands by it.

Sutton writes in the first line of the op-ed, “Time for the Ku Klux Klan to night ride again.”  He goes on to write about Democrats in the Republican Party and Democrats “plotting to raise taxes in Alabama.

The editorial, published February 14th, was spotted by a couple of Alabama reporters who pushed it out on social media.

Sutton explained to Montgomery Advertiser reporter Melissa Brown, “If we could get the Klan to go up there and clean out D.C., we’d all be better off.”

At least one Alabama representative has responded to the editorial. Rep. Terri Sewell (D) of Alabama’s 7th Congressional District took to Twitter.

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