Jrmar Jefferson, the Democratic candidate running for Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert’s seat, faced a disturbing hate crime.
Hate crime against a Democratic candidate
This story is very hurtful. Anyone with a heart would be sad that this type of hate is still occurring in America.
The candidate for Louie Gohmert’s supposedly very conservative seat, Texas District 1, campaigned throughout his district. He engaged with Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. In fact, he said that his race is closer than one would believe.
A customer was unhappy that the affable candidate was making headway with a potential voter. He threatened to hose down Jrmar with gasoline and light him on fire. The interview is very telling.
My story begins in Texarkana, Texas, where I was born in Wadley Regional Medical Hospital months after my father, Delma Banks Jr., was wrongfully sentenced to Death for Capital Murder.
Life growing up was hard, moving from place to place, struggle to struggle. Even with receiving government assistance, my mother did her best to hide the poverty and never let us hit rock bottom. As hard as it may have been, I hold on to the beautiful memory of my mother reading to us every night and telling my twin brother and me that we would change the world and make it better for many people one day.