As a candidate for the U.S. Senate, South Carolina state Rep. Krystle Matthews is allegedly running to represent all South Carolinians equally. However, in a new video released Wednesday by Project Veritas Action, the Democrat appeared to proclaim her bias against white people.
In the video, Matthews reportedly noted that she lives in a primarily white district but does not “tiptoe around” white people.
“You’ve got to treat them like s***,” the Democrat unwittingly told one of Project Veritas’ undercover journalists. “I mean, that’s the only way they’ll respect you. I keep them right here, like, under my thumbs. … Like, you have to. Otherwise, they get out of control, like kids.”
Further, in an additional audio recording, Matthews can be heard telling David Solomon Ballard, an inmate at Perry Correctional Institution, that she would like to have someone “who understands street gangs” that the party “can clean up” to work toward their goals.
“We need somebody who understands street gangs that we can clean up and put in a f***ing suit,” she said. “[Somebody] that knows, like, again, we [are] all working towards the same goal, and we all know what the play is. Almost like a secret society – exclusive membership.”
The new recordings are not the first time the Senate candidate has allegedly used racially-charged rhetoric.
In June, Project Veritas Action released another audio recording of Matthews telling Ballard: “Honestly, these ain’t the same type of black people that I grew up around. I don’t recognize these black people. … Listen, I can move in all kind of circles, but I’m a n**** at heart. I love black people. I feel safest around my people.”
In that conversation, Matthews also suggested that Democrats should pose as Republican candidates just to get elected.
“We need some secret sleepers,” she said. “We need them to run as the other side, even though they for our side, we need people to run as Republicans in these local elections. This is the only way you’re going to change the dynamics in South Carolina.”
She continued: “And then when you get in there, when we get enough of us in there, we can wreak havoc for real from the inside out. Then we can flip some s*** from the inside out.”
Matthews is running to unseat Republican Sen. Tim Scott, who has been endorsed by President Donald Trump.
Last week, Project Veritas made headlines when it exposed racial discrimination and political indoctrination at work in public schools. Additionally, the group has reportedly been at work collecting tips on voter fraud.