West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office fired a spokesperson Thursday after it was revealed she had played a prominent role in a white supremacist video that was first posted online in 2012.
According to the Charleston Gazette-Mail who reported the video and subsequent firing first, Carrie Bowe served as a spokeswoman to the attorney general and appeared to be let go immediately after it her participation in the video was revealed by the paper.
“The employee’s conduct and statements, which occurred years before being
employed by the attorney general’s office, were not previously disclosed until today, which is contrary to the transparency requirements for being a member of this office, do not reflect the opinion or the perspective of the attorney general or this office,” Morrisey spokesman Curtis Johnson told the Charleston Gazette-Mail.
In the six-minute video, which features several women dressed in white tank tops, Bowe repeatedly makes the case that a “white genocide” is occurring, citing immigration and forced assimilation of whites.
“Throughout elementary school, junior high, high school and college, I was told
that my race, the white race, was the cause of all the world’s
problems,” Bowe said in the video that was also posted by the Gazette-Mail.
On her Facebook page, which was cited by the Gazette-Mail, Bowe apologized her involvement in a “project,” which she claimed she had never seen finished earlier in the week.
“Unfortunately, I did not view the finished edit – my understanding of the project was not the reality of the completed product or the malice intentions of its creators. And while this action cannot be undone, I am working with all of my power to remove the content,” she said. “I have prayed and mourned about this and I hope others can find the grace to hear my heart. I offer my most sincere apologies. Please know that I am TRULY sorry.
View the original video below: