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As one NC politician apologizes for comments about protesters, another attempts to reframe #Charlotteprotests

Congressman Robert Pittenger is trying to walk back comments he made in a BBC interview Thursday in which he said the Charlotte protesters “hate white people because white people are successful and they’re not.”

Pittenger was addressing questions about the reaction of protesters following the police shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott.

Pittenger, who represents part of Charlotte, later apologized for that interview tweeting that his anguish led him to respond to a reporter’s question in a way that he now regrets. Here are two of Pittenger’s follow-up comments on Twitter:

As Pittenger sought to clarify his statements, state Senator Jeff Jackson posted his impressions from Uptown Charlotte, focusing on the peaceful nature of Thursday night’s protests and the roll of local clergy:

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Charlotte has announced a midnight curfew for the Queen City.

In the meantime, the family of Keith Scott says it has more questions than answers.

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