In a sentiment that is rarely shared across the nation by many towards the obvious Anti-White and Anti-American rhetoric being spewed by Black Lives Matter’s oftentimes bigoted leaders, a Florida Mayoral Candidate told BLM during a council meeting that they can ‘go back to Africa’ if they don't like it here.
The comments came Tuesday night from a candidate in the race to be St. Petersburg's next mayor, and obviously are raising eyebrows.
Mayoral Candidate Paul Congemi was responding to candidate Jesse Nevel's answer to a question about creating more recreational and development opportunities for youth in St. Petersburg.
“My commitment is to reparations to the community, to the black community that has suffered these damages under these current administrations.” Nevel answered, adding that “no amount of playground or recreation centers could ‘heal the wounds’ of victims’ families who died at the hands of law enforcement officers”, to which infuriated Nevel.
Nevel went on to imply that Whites owed reparations to blacks and should repay them by building community centers in black neighborhoods.
Minutes later, Congemi responded, saying "Mr. Nevel you and your people talk about reparations. The reparations that you talk about, Mr. Nevel, your people already got your reparations. Your reparations, your reparations came in the form of a man named Barack Obama. My advice to you, if you don't like it here in America, planes leave every hour from Tampa airport. Go back to Africa. Go back to Africa. Go back!”
Nevel and Congemi were among six candidates at the forum, which included incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman, former Mayor Rick Baker (2001-2010), Anthony Cates III and Theresa Lassiter.
There was intense reaction to Congemi's comments from those in attendance, as one woman screamed, “Get out of here”. Someone else could be heard calling Congemi a “non-factor” in the mayoral race.
Congemi is running for mayor for the third time. The Pinellas County primary election is set for August 29th.