Gord Steeves defends wife, tries to explain racist comments
Winnipeg mayoral candidate Gord Steeves said his wife’s racist comments were made out of fear and anger.
Gord Steeves Gord Steeves and his wife, Lorrie, have been under a heated spotlight about racist comments she made on Facebook. (CBC)
"My wife was scared and she was very angry and she reacted," he told reporters on Tuesday, after starting his press conference with an announcement about zoning. “The comments were not my comments. I support my wife, and I love her and I stand with her, and she made the apology, and I support her.”
Lorries Steeves wrote she was “really tired of getting harrassed (sic) by the drunken native guys in the skywalks.”
She went on to say, “We all donate enough money to the government to keep thier (sic) sorry assess (sic) on welfare, so shut the f**k up and don’t ask me for another handout!”