A far-right radio host running for state senate in Michigan who came under fire for saying traditional families should be all white, now says he is not racist.
On the March 31 episode of his radio show Randy Bishop discussed how the media is controlled by Black Americans who are using it to further their agenda.
“Can’t even watch a college basketball tournament without commercials telling me I have to feel guilty because I think a family should be a white mom, a white dad, and white kids,” Bishop said. “They want us to die and go away. And they’re going to try to do it through politics this year. Well, we have got to be just as smart.”
“Why are we allowing such a small percentage of our population to control our society. Because they own the media,” He added. “Because they own the politicians. Because they own the public schools.”
Now Bishop is claiming that he was merely responding to a text message he received on air from a listener during a segment on TV commercials and that the comments were taken out of context, according to MLIve.
“I don’t have a racist bone in my body,” Bishop said.
The Michigan Democratic Party slammed Bishop in a series of tweets on Sunday, saying candidates with his views “have no place in the Democratic Party.”
Bishop is a conservative activist and the former chairman of the Antrim County Republican Party. Last Tuesday, he filed to run for the 37th state Senate District as a Democrat and urged others to do the same regardless of party affiliation.
“We need to run the absolute craziest strategy in the history of Michigan politics this year,” Bishop said on his March 31 show. “We need to confuse the Democrats.”
He claims those comments were in regard to the bipartisan party infrastructure, and that he is the best chance Democrats have to win in the majority Republican district, MLive reports.
“The labels that the party’s, both Republicans and Democrats, have put on these candidates; I’d like to get rid of the labels altogether,” Bishop said. “Run on the issues, forget the labels.”