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Wife of Forsyth Co. senator denies racial remarks

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Jodie Brunstetter

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Jodie Brunstetter, the wife of N.C. Sen. Pete Brunstetter, R-Forsyth, on Wednesday denied an accusation that she said passage of the marriage amendment is important to protect the white race.

Kate Maloy’s accusation and Jodie Brunstetter’s response are the focus of a video interview Tuesday that has gone viral on websites such as The Huffington Post and MSNBC.

Maloy, a Winston-Salem freelance writer and editor, said in a Facebook posting that Brunstetter told her “verbatim” that “the Caucasian race is diminishing” during a discussion of the amendment.

Maloy said that when she asked Brunstetter why that alarmed her, Brunstetter said that “white people founded this country” and that it should “be the country that they founded.”

Maloy could not be reached for comment.

Brunstetter said the remarks attributed to her are not what she said or believes and that her comments were “misconstrued.”

This article was written by Wesley Young and originally published by The Winston-Salem Journal. Click here to read the entire story.