UPDATED: Lawmaker rebukes letter noticing rules violation


(Updated to include comment from leading House Republican)

Democratic state Rep. Ford Carr late Tuesday rebuked a formal letter from Republican leaders putting him on notice for a rules violation stemming from comments he made questioning the motives of a fellow Democratic lawmaker.

Carr called the claims in the letter "baseless" and said it was an attempt to "silence" his voice as a Black lawmaker.

He said there "are members of this Legislative Body who have difficulty accepting a black member of the legislature . . .


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