Georgia Rep. Erica Thomas cried for sympathy on her Facebook page and called out a man who she claimed told her to “go back where she came from,” during an incident at a Publix store.
Now the story is changing.
As the story goes, Thomas used an express line, which is usually limited to a certain amount of items. Davis had over the allotted amount, and Eric Sparkes, the man behind her, was angry and said something.
Thomas wasn’t happy at being called out, so she concocted a story along racial lines based on national headlines where the media, Democrats, and even Trump rallygoers have been fumbling over Pres. Trump’s initial words. Trump never said, “send her back,” which seems to be the quote everyone is using.
Thomas seems as if she used the tactic of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the rest of the #RadicalFour by making an emotional argument based on her incident.
I think that if this had happened, the natural reaction would be to get mad and not cry on social media about it. It amazes me how low liberals will stoop.
After reaffirming to reporters Saturday that a white man had verbally accosted her and her daughter telling them to “go back” to where they came from in a racially charged tirade, Thomas was interrupted by the accused man himself, Eric Sparkes, who had a very different story to tell. Sparkes accused Thomas of faking the story for political purposes, saying he was, in fact, a Cuban American Democrat who was simply irritated that she brought so many groceries to the express checkout lane.
Thomas rebuked Sparkes’ version of events, however, in an interview later in the day on Saturday, saying, “I don’t know if he said ‘go back,’ or those types of words … I don’t know if he said ‘go back to your country’ or ‘go back to where you came from,’ but he was making those types of references is what I remember.”
A local journalist further asked her, “So you don’t remember exactly what he said?”
Thomas replied, “No, no, definitely not. But I know it was ‘go back’ because I know I told him to ‘go back.'” [Wash Exam]
1. His name is Eric Sparkes. 2. He’s Cuban. 3. He’s a Democrat. 4. He admits to using vulgarity. 5. She was in the “express checkout lane” with more items than are allowed. 6. In her video (towards the end) she says no one from the store came to help her while she now claims that a store employee told him to leave. Conclusion: She is NOT telling the truth in her tearful video post.
Interesting how quick this story was picked apart before the facts bore themselves out and how fast it’s been buried from the opposition media news feeds.
Other than just being ignorant, there is nothing he did criminally. It’s freedom of speech as long as he doesn’t put his hands on you. But even with that said, there too many conflicting stories being told as to what was said between the incident and now. They are both accountable and should go there separate ways.
The question I have now is would Thomas have recanted her story if the man claimed to be a Republican.
So Eric Sparkes admits to approaching me and verbally assulting me in front of my 9 year and but not the rest of his statements. You sounds like a coward to me and that’s fine you will think twice before you berate any one again!You keep lying we have witnesses that will testify! pic.twitter.com/HRWTBZ89SC
— Erica Thomas (@itsericathomas) July 21, 2019
Erica Thomas claimed a white racist told her to “go back where she came from.” Now she admits he didn’t, turns out it was a disagreement over too many items in an express lane, & the man was a Cuban American Democrat.
Anyone else completely unsurprised?#HateHoax
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) July 21, 2019
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) July 21, 2019
Georgia Democrat Erica Thomas claims a "white man" told her to "go back to where I came from"
The guy is a Cuban Democrat and he says that he didn't say that and that she is doing this for political gain
He defended "the squad" this week on Facebook against Trump's attacks pic.twitter.com/ldWvrYGyqJ
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 20, 2019