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South Carolina Dem Says He Just Got 'Garbled' When He Called Haley a 'Whore'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwBSkXnOrMQ

The Democrat trying to win Gov. Nikki Haley’s job in South Carolina says he didn’t mean to call her a “whore” during a campaign stump speech.

Vincent Sheheen said at a rally last week that voters should “escort whore out the door,” quickly followed that with “we are going to escort her out the door,” then paused and cackled along with the crowd.

From Mediaite:

The South Carolina Democratic Party pre-empted any controversy surrounding the clip by releasing a statement pinning the gaffe on the candidate’s thick accent, along with a suggestion that the people who sent around the clip were generating a “fabricated controversy to distract from the fact that a sitting governor is stuck in the low 40s just days before the election.”

Appearing on WQSC’s The Bryan Crabtree Show, Sheheen attempted to correct the record and, once and for all, declare that he did not intentionally call Haley a “whore.”

“Listen, sometimes when you’re speaking 5 to 10 times a day, your words get a little bit garbled,” he told Crabtree. “When they get garbled — and it does happen to me — I go back and say exactly what I meant, and you heard that I meant ‘her’ in that clip.”

When the radio host noted that he caught his “garble” and corrected himself, Sheheen said, “I don’t use that word you people are claiming that I used. I don’t use it in private, and I don’t use it in public — but if anybody heard wrong, and certainly my words were garbled, then you know I apologize.”

Haley leads Sheheen by 15.5 points in the latest Real Clear Politics polling average.

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