According to the Free Times, Knotts claimed Haley's father is sending letters to India saying that his daughter is the first Sikh in the United States running for high office and that "we're at war over there."
From the Free Times ...
Knotts said that South Carolina is a religious community.
"We need a good Christian to be our governor," he said. "She's hiding her religion. She ought to be proud of it. I'm proud of my god."
Knotts says he believes Haley's father has been sending letters to India saying that Haley is the first Sikh running for high office in America. He says her father walks around Lexington wearing a turban.
"We're at war over there," Knotts said.
Asked to clarify, he said he did not mean the United States was at war with India, but was at war with "foreign countries."