BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - State Senator Chris McDaniel's controversial comments about "unhappy liberal women" at the Women's March on Washington sparked a social media firestorm last week. Now a fellow republican lawmaker is speaking out, saying McDaniel's views don't represent him or most of his constituents.
Senator Brice Wiggins's tweet came in response to an interview aired over the weekend on WLOX News This Week. In it, Senator McDaniel said he was representing the ideas of a traditional Mississippi, both fiscally and morally.
"Politicians can't be all things to all people. That's an impossible task," McDaniel said. "The women who marched in DC do not represent the average woman in Mississippi... I speak for those people."
When asked why he was digging in, even telling those who disagree with him to "bring it on," McDaniel remained unapologetic.
"I'm here to stand up for what I believe, and if I offend a few people, so be it," McDaniel said. "I'm not going to back down. I'm going to double down."
You can watch the full interview with Sen. Chris McDaniel here: http://bit.ly/2kkF0Wz